“Twenty-five years ago the government withdrew from fertiliser auditing. This meant there was potential for the fertiliser industry to be left open to malpractice.”
By Andy Crofoot
Chairman of the Fertiliser Quality Council
Read the full story at https://issuu.com/apn_mediaservices/docs/nz1_7e2aa537119dc9 (p12)
Only Spreadmark aerial accredited companies can provide farmers and other fertiliser users with an independently audited ‘proof’ of rate fertiliser placement.
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Farmers and growers should not underestimate the role that providing proof of accurate fertiliser spreading will increasingly play in farm audits…
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Farmers must ask suppliers if their fertiliser has been independently audited and approved by the Fertmark scheme.
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“Too many farmers and growers are still not asking their fertiliser suppliers if the products they are buying have been independently audited and approved by the Fertmark scheme.”
By Andy Crofoot
Chairman of the fertiliser Quality Council
Read the full article at: http://www2.nzherald.co.nz/the-country/news/article.cfm?c_id=16&objectid=11836330
The 25th anniversary of the Fertiliser Quality Council provides a good opportunity to review the Spreadmark programme.
Fertmark and Spreadmark provide peace of mind says Anders Crofoot, Chairman, Fertiliser Quality Council (FQC)
“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 ...
The future looks bright for the Spreadmark certified – by Anders Crofoot, FQC Chairman
February 2017 Groundspread Magazine (P13)
“Ground and aerial spreaders can future-proof their businesses by becoming, and remaining Spreadmark accredited, says Anders Crofoot, FQC Chairman. Ground and aerial spreaders can future-proof their businesses by becoming, and remaining ...
Old science book goes the distance – by Ann Thompson, FQC Executive Director
New Zealand Herald
“A decades-old book, still the go-to guide for anyone doing agriculture field trials, is now available in digital form.
It doesn’t matter whether the trial is on fertiliser use, efficacy of weed ...
Uneven application of fertiliser costly – Southern Rural Life (p34)
“Growing Winter crops is an integral part of most farm programmes, important for supplying winter feed and as a break crop for a regrassing programme.”
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Grass Roots of Growing Up by Ann Thompson, FQC Executive Director
National Farming Review
“If we can talk to children early on about agriculture early on in their lives, we can teach them all about where our food comes from and why it is that New Zealand is so ...
Growing up with agriculture – by Ann Thompson, FQC Executive Director
Groundspread Magazine (P13)
“By engaging children in agriculture early on we can teach them where our food comes from and why this country is so good at producing it. We can also introduce the subject of careers ...
Children need to know about agriculture – by Ann Thompson, FQC Executive Director
“Getting children interested in agriculture is important if we want our future agriculture workforce to come from within New Zealand.”
Fertmark gives Kiwi farmers peace of mind – by Anders Crofoot, FQC Chairman
“The Fertmark assurance scheme was launched in 1992, after the government withdrew from fertiliser auditing.”
Industry organisations often work together but it is not always clear how these partnerships operate or who’s involved, says FQC Chairman, Anders Crofoot.
Groundspreaders put health and safety first – by Anders Crofoot, FQC Chairman
“When new laws come into effect, not everyone embraces them, Legislative changes often create extra work and involve increased spend.”
“Anders Crofoot, Chairman of the Fertiliser Quality Council, urges fertiliser spreaders to check the Spreadmark certification status of their company and their vehicles.”
How to make the most of spreading – by Ann Thompson, FQC Executive Director
“Difficult times often bring out the resourcefulness in us all. Financial necessity forces us to scrutinisze our outgoings and look for the best value product or service at the best price.”
Are you Spreadmark certified? – by Ann Thompson, FQC Executive Director
“The Spreadmark motif is a sure way of giving your customers confidence, says Ann Thompson, Executive Director of the Fertiliser Quality Council (FQC) It is human nature to trust one another. Generally, people accept what others ...