April 2019 – Importing fertiliser for personal use is risky business, warns the 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 be certain they know what they are spreading on their pasture, says importing fertiliser for individual on-farm use is fraught with risk.

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February 2019 – Groundspread: Spreadmark elevated to ‘premium status by JAS-ANZ.

Anders Crofoot, Chairman of the Fertiliser Quality Council (FQC), says the recent recognition of Spreadmark by JASANZ elevates it to ‘premium’ status.

The FQC started the new year with the great news that the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ), now recognises the Spreadmark programme. To achieve this recognition, Spreadmark underwent a robust three year review against the toughest of international certification standards. Aspects that were reviewed included the technical soundness of the programme as well as governance, auditing and certification methods and reporting.

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