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September 2018: Otago Daily Times: Commitment to preventing pest spread

The New Zealand Groundspread Fertilisers Association’s new national biosecurity guidelines, preventing the spread of weed and pest diseases, have been welcomed by Federated Farmers’ Mid Canterbury arable chairwoman Joanne Burke.

The guidelines, released last week, included practical advice for farmers and groundspreaders to minimise the risk of spreading unwanted seeds or bacterial disease via fertiliser spreaders.

Mrs Burke said arable farmers, by nature of what they did, were highly aware of biosecurity risks.

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Toni Williams, Otago Daily Times

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August 2018 – Groundspread: Unsung heroes of agriculture

“I was honoured to recently receive the Federated Farmers’ award for Outstanding Contribution. While I didn’t seek the limelight, it was gratifying to know that the work I have put in over the past 10 years (to help benefit the nation’s farming community) has been recognised. It was also satisfying that my involvement with the FQC was taken into consideration.”

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Anders Crofoot,
Chairman of the Fertiliser Quality Council

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