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.

Read the full story here, on page 11.

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February 2019 – Farmers Weekly: Spreadmark scheme accredited.

“Scheme accredited Spreadmark, New Zealand’s only fertiliser spreading certification scheme, has gained international recognition from the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand. It means farmers and growers using Spreadmark trained and registered fertiliser spreaders can now be assured all aspects of the programme are robust and reliable. It provides extra reassurance to regional councils and other organisations requiring contractors to be Spreadmark certified, Fertiliser Quality Council chairman Anders Crofoot said.”

This Farmers Weekly News Brief (Feb 4th 2019), can be found here.

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