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Tools to Farm within Limits

Tuesday, 22 May 2012, 12:37 pm | Fert Research

The resource management sector and the fertiliser industry have teamed up to assist farmers and their advisors understand the latest tools and approaches to assist them to farm within environmental limits. More >>

New Farming Tool Offers Dairy Farmers Production Gains

Wednesday, 28 March 2012, 12:20 pm | Fert Research

New Zealand dairy farmers are being given access to a new farm management tool to help them achieve greater productivity more cost effectively, and to farm in a more sustainable way. More >>

Fertiliser Use Increases As Farmers Reinvest In The Land

Monday, 26 March 2012, 11:31 am | Fert Research

Total fertiliser use on New Zealand farms increased for the first time in three years in the 2010/11 fertiliser year, reaching just over 3 million tonnes. More >>

Dairy Farmers Buy Into Sustainable Practices

Thursday, 17 November 2011, 1:01 pm | Fert Research

Dairy farmers are rapidly buying into the sustainability debate according to the fertiliser industry. In the industry’s November publication, Fertiliser Matters, it says that close to half of all dairy farmers now operate a nutrient management ... More >>

Nitrogen Use Patterns

Tuesday, 15 November 2011, 10:21 am | Fert Research

The application of nitrogen fertiliser on New Zealand farms has settled over the past five years. In the November edition of Fertiliser Matters, the fertiliser industry’s newsletter, its Technical Director, Dr Philip Mladenov, said that use of nitrogen ... More >>

Fertiliser Sales Show Farmers Reinvesting In Quality Pasture

Friday, 11 November 2011, 11:39 am | Fert Research

For the first time in five years, farmers are using part of the good financial returns they are receiving for their farm produce to reinvest in fertiliser. More >>

NZ farm nutrient management tools

Monday, 13 October 2008, 5:23 pm | Fert Research

The New Zealand fertiliser industry has led the world in developing tools which enable pastoral famers to manage their nutrient use to achieve production targets while at the same time protect the environment from degradation. More >>

Dairy Farmers on Track to Meet Nutrient Target

Friday, 30 March 2007, 10:04 am | Fert Research

The number of dairy farmers using nutrient budgets to manage nutrient inputs and outputs as at March 2007 is 80%, and is not at the 33% level the Minister of Agriculture, Mr Jim Anderton, used in an address to fertiliser industry leaders in Wellington ... More >>

Ultimate Goal Is Full Farm Nutrient Plans

Tuesday, 27 March 2007, 5:14 pm | Fert Research

The ultimate goal of the fertiliser industry is for every farmer in New Zealand to operate a full farm nutrient management plan. More >>

Fert Research Appoints New Chairman

Monday, 26 September 2005, 2:05 pm | Fert Research

The board of Fert Research has appointed David Graham as chairman, effective immediately, replacing retiring chairman Jim Pringle. More >>

Fert Research appoints Technical Manager

Monday, 30 May 2005, 6:01 pm | Fert Research

Greg joins the Fert Research office with an extensive background in Horticultural Advisory services in Australia followed by technical growing medium roles in New Zealand. More >>

Nitrogen fertiliser research receives funding

Tuesday, 1 February 2005, 4:27 pm | Fert Research

A four-year research project that has the potential to increase the economic return from hill country farms by as much as $100 million a year has achieved funding support from the MAF Sustainable Farming Fund and the fertiliser industry. More >>

Fertiliser Research Focus Aims for Future Balance

Thursday, 4 November 2004, 10:30 am | Fert Research

Agricultural researchers are being challenged by the fertiliser industry to show the country’s farmers how to better use nutrients. Central to this is balancing a focus on efficiency and profitability with equal emphasis on sustainable farming ... More >>

Dry Hill Country Fertiliser Use Under Spotlight

Thursday, 21 October 2004, 10:20 am | Fert Research

Nitrogen and phosphorus fertiliser use on hill country is a topic of considerable interest throughout the sheep and beef industry, and recent research has demonstrated some exciting future directions for this use. Guest speaker Allan Gillingham, from ... More >>

Conference Focusses On Making High Priced Land Pay

Monday, 11 October 2004, 11:18 am | Fert Research

Farmers, scientists and industry representatives are gathering to address farming practices for both sustainability and profitability at this year’s New Zealand Grasslands Association Annual Conference. More >>

Fertiliser Ind. Joins Greenhouse Gas Consortium

Thursday, 22 January 2004, 9:58 am | Fert Research

The New Zealand Fertiliser Manufacturers’ Research Association (Fert Research) is the latest organisation to formally join the Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium (PGGRC). Through Fert Research, its member companies will make a significant financial ... More >>

Smart Tools For Fertiliser Use Now Online

Friday, 26 September 2003, 4:14 pm | Fert Research

Farmers and growers are now able to access newly combined fertiliser best practice tools on the internet. Innovative software OVERSEER®, and the recently updated Code of Practice for Fertiliser Use have been integrated and are available to easily download ... More >>

Code of Practice for Fertiliser Use Strengthened

Monday, 30 June 2003, 9:33 am | Fert Research

The Fert Research Code of Practice for Fertiliser Use has been given a boost with the release of eight new addenda providing addition information to support the core recommendations within the Code. The addenda cover key areas such as nutrient budgeting, ... More >>

NZ's Food Production Relies On Fertiliser

Wednesday, 7 May 2003, 12:20 am | Fert Research

The importance of nutrient inputs in food production has been highlighted by two leading international organisations. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) ... More >>

Nutrient Management Improve Copper Status of Deer

Monday, 2 December 2002, 9:35 am | Fert Research

New research shows the copper status of deer can be easily improved via normal fertiliser pasture application. Historically, copper deficiency in deer has been a common problem that potentially leads to nerve and bone disorders. More >>





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