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Welcome to The Fertiliser Association of New Zealand

The Fertiliser Association promotes and encourages responsible and scientifically-based nutrient management.

Managing nutrients well is in all our interests, both for economic benefit and environmental management.

To promote best management practices, The Fertiliser Association develops training programmes, funds research, participates in government and local body working groups, and works closely with other organisations in the agricultural sector.

Founded over 60 years ago, The Fertiliser Association (formerly the New Zealand Fertiliser Manufacturers' Research Association) is an industry association funded by member companies to address issues of common public good. Ballance Agri-Nutrients and Ravensdown Limited are the current members, which manufacture, distribute and market around 98% of all fertilisers sold in New Zealand.

The Fertiliser Association News and promotions

NZ Association of Resource Management Conference

10-12 October, Invercargill
An opportunity for members from across New Zealand to come together to learn, share experience and network with other members.

The theme of this year's conference is: 'Managing soil and water interaction through people and science'. For more information, or to register for the conference, visit: http://nzarm.org.nz/events/conferences/conference-2017-details.

NZ Grassland Association Conference

9 November, Whanganui
The Annual NZ Grassland Association conference will be held in Whanganui for two days in November 2017.  This year's theme is "A River runs through it'. For more information visit: https://www.grassland.org.nz/events.php

The Fertiliser Association of New Zealand explores our collective journey toward workable solutions for water quality

See Issue 72 (August 2017) of our newsletter, Fertiliser Matters.

OVERSEER® Best Practice Data Input Standards

Latest version of OVERSEER® Best Practice Data Standards Version 6.2.2 (Published May 2016) is now available.

Certification Programme Website

The Nutrient Management Adviser Certification Programme defines the standards for people to meet to provide certified nutrient management advice.

View the website here


  • Nutrient Management Planner
  • Nutrient Management Planner
  • Part of the Nutrient Management Code of Practice, this interactive nutrient management planning tool lets individual land managers assess their individual on-farm situation.
  • Latest Fertiliser Matters
  • Latest Fertiliser Matters
  • Fertiliser Matters is a topical quarterly newsletter. Read recent issues online.
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