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Self-importing fertiliser is risky business

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 2:25 pm | Fertiliser Quality Council

The Fertiliser Quality Council of New Zealand (FQC) is urging anyone contemplating importing fertiliser themselves to think again. The organisation, which is responsible for Fertmark, the fertiliser auditing programme that verifies products so users can ... More >>

NZ fertiliser spreading scheme gains recognition

Friday, 14 December 2018, 11:33 am | Fertiliser Quality Council

Spreadmark, New Zealand’s only fertiliser spreading certification scheme, has gained international recognition from the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand, JAS-ANZ. More >>

FQC produces guidelines for bulk fertiliser storage

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 3:07 pm | Fertiliser Quality Council

The Fertiliser Quality Council (FQC) has produced a set of storage and handling guidelines for manufacturers and distributors who deal with bulk fertiliser. More >>

Fertmark and Spreadmark provide peace of mind

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 12:33 pm | Fertiliser Quality Council

Too many farmers and growers are still not asking their fertiliser suppliers if the product they are buying has been independently audited and approved by the Fertmark scheme – according to Anders Crofoot, FQC Chairman and Vice-President of Federated ... More >>

Onus on Spreadmark companies to ensure vehicle certificates

Thursday, 2 June 2016, 11:41 am | Fertiliser Quality Council

The Fertiliser Quality Council (FQC) is urging all spreading companies registered with Spreadmark – the industry guarantee programme – to check their vehicle certification status. The call from the Council follows an alert from auditors that companies registered ... More >>

Accurate fertiliser spreading could save millions

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 2:44 pm | Fertiliser Quality Council

A research study, commissioned by the New Zealand Fertiliser Quality Council (FQC), estimates that New Zealand agriculture could save tens of millions of dollars in lost production and wasted fertiliser – every year. More >>

Take advantage of steady nutrient costs

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 12:00 pm | Fertiliser Quality Council

The Fertiliser Quality Council (FQC) says current stability around fertiliser prices will give farm budgets an early boost for 2016 – but only if farmers are quick to seize the opportunity. More >>

FQC keen to spread word about quality

Friday, 2 October 2015, 9:29 am | Fertiliser Quality Council

The New Zealand Fertiliser Quality Council (FQC) is reminding farmers to be vigilant about checking product labels and service details ahead of fertilising and spreading this spring. More >>

Fertiliser Quality Council Pleased With Podcast Response

Tuesday, 29 May 2012, 11:14 am | Fertiliser Quality Council

The Fertiliser Quality Council (FQC) is really pleased with the response to the webcast launching the program New Zealand Needs Fertiliser and Plants Need Food . It is a short, sharp educational program aimed at correcting the myths over fertiliser use. More >>

New Dvd on Accurate Fertiliser Spreading

Wednesday, 6 July 2011, 3:39 pm | Fertiliser Quality Council

The Fertiliser Quality Council (FQC) today released a DVD at the New Zealand Groundspread Fertilisers Association Conference in Masterton giving the reasons farmers should only use Spreadmark accredited spreaders when applying fertiliser. The DVD features ... More >>

New DVD For Farmers

Monday, 27 June 2011, 10:29 am | Fertiliser Quality Council

The Fertiliser Quality Council (FQC) is to produce a DVD explaining why farmers should only use Spreadmark accredited fertiliser spreaders. The Spreadmark scheme was incorporated in 1994 by the New Zealand Groundspread Fertilisers Association ... More >>

NZ Fertiliser Industry Control Systems Streets Ahead of AUS

Wednesday, 9 February 2011, 10:42 am | Fertiliser Quality Council

The concern expressed by Australian farmers about the need for independent verification of fertilisers, training of advisors and monitoring the environmental impact of fertiliser and its application, shows just how far we are ahead of our Trans Tasman neighbours, ... More >>

NZ Fertiliser Industry Systems Streets Ahead of Australia

Wednesday, 9 February 2011, 10:41 am | Fertiliser Quality Council

The concern expressed by Australian farmers about the need for independent verification of fertilisers, training of advisors and monitoring the environmental impact of fertiliser and its application, shows just how far we are ahead of our Trans Tasman neighbours, ... More >>

New Zealand fertiliser quality on the increase

Monday, 24 January 2011, 5:54 pm | Fertiliser Quality Council

The Fertiliser Quality Council (FQC) has reported an increase in the number of fertiliser and lime companies in the Fertmark program from 12 to 14. In addition there is an increase in the number of registered Fertmark products, from 77 to 81. A full list ... More >>

Management of agronomic trials of fertiliser

Wednesday, 5 January 2011, 1:00 pm | Fertiliser Quality Council

The Fertiliser Quality Council, (FQC) has set up a Fertmark Expert Panel to establish industry agreed Fertmark protocols for the management of agronomic trials of fertiliser products. More >>

Fertiliser Quality Council pleased about Spreadmark

Monday, 29 November 2010, 10:00 am | Fertiliser Quality Council

The Fertiliser Quality Council (FQC) is pleased that Environment Canterbury (ECan) has recognised the Spreadmark quality standard. Spreadmark is a voluntary quality standard that involves the accurate spreading of fertiliser. More >>

Council congratulates nitrogen trials

Tuesday, 31 August 2010, 10:55 am | Fertiliser Quality Council

The Fertiliser Quality Council (FQC) wishes to congratulate the Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) for its excellent trials on nitrogen application, including nitrification inhibitors. More >>

New Fertilisers President

Tuesday, 13 July 2010, 2:34 pm | Fertiliser Quality Council

The New Zealand Groundspread Fertilisers Association (NZGFA) has a new president. He is Stuart Barwood from Fairlie, South Canterbury. Stuart was previously vice president and replaces Peter Callander who stood down after four years. More >>

Fertiliser Companies Invited To Join Initiative

Tuesday, 20 April 2010, 9:25 am | Fertiliser Quality Council

20 April 2010 MEDIA RELEASE Fertiliser Quality Council To Invite All Fertiliser Companies To Join Fertmark Initiative More >>

Don’t Buy Fertiliser On Promises

Thursday, 14 January 2010, 1:21 pm | Fertiliser Quality Council

Farmers confronted by a fertiliser salesperson should ask one simple question before any meaningful discussion, ‘does it have the Fertmark tick?’ If it doesn’t there’s no guarantee of either quality or performance. More >>

 

 

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