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 Anders Crofoot, FQC Chairman and Vice-President of Federated Farmers.”
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 Spreadmark accredited, says Anders Crofoot, FQC Chairman.”
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 killer or crop yield, Conduct of Field Experiments by PD Lynch explains it all. And it’s readable.”
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 good at producing it”
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 in agriculture and help grow our future workforce from within New Zealand – says FQC Executive Director, Ann Thompson.”
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.