From October 2017, all Australian red meat producers are required to have a Farm Biosecurity Plan in place and implement best-practice biosecurity practices as a requirement of the Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) program.
What does this mean for contractors?
WEBINAR - 22nd November
Getting soil and nutrition management right with EnviroVeg WebinarRead More
Soil analysis is slowly moving from the complex laboratory physical and chemical analytical procedures to the field by adapting rapid and simple spectroscopic methods. Recent developments in spectroscopic instrumentation have reduced the cost and size of instruments, with the newest and cheapest instruments costing only a few hundred dollars
Article provided by Sean Mason, Agronomy Solutions, as presented at Fertiliser 2017Read More
Dean and Sarah Brooks, John and Nivonne Schultz from NZ Groundspread attended Fertiliser 2017 in Torquay and provided an update on the fertiliser industry in New ZealandRead More
Fertiliser and its application play an important role in increasing agricultural productivity and providing the required food to meet current and future demands. However, it is also a significant input cost which makes it vital to ensure that you are able to get the best return on your dollars invested.Read More
Latest news and issues from New ZealandRead More
Phin Ziebell, NAB Agribusiness Economist provides the June 2017 Rural Commodities wrapRead More
Do you know the licensing requirements when spreading mouse and snail bait and fungicide on fertilizers as a contractor (or for reward) compared to when a farmer applies this on their own property?Read More
Encourage farmers to ask "Is your agronomist a Fertcare Accredited Advisor?Read More
Victoria’s spectacular Surf Coast will play host to the Fertiliser 2017 conference on September 13-15 and registrations are now open for the three-day event coordinated by Fertilizer Australia and AFSA Victoria.Read More
Poultry litter, pig manure and compost containing these manures are regarded as Restricted Animal Materials (RAM) and therefore have particular requirements when used as organic soil amendments on pastures grazed by ruminant animalsRead More
How can you promote the benefits Fertcare & Accu-spread to your customers?
Fertcare plays a major role in safeguarding our environment and our food by helping to ensure farmers receive consistent good quality advice on fertiliser use.
Cross contamination is a major risk to market access for grain growers if unacceptable residues are detectedRead More
Recently prominent fertiliser researcher Prof. Mike McLaughlin who heads the Fertiliser Technology Research Centre at the University of Adelaide had a clear message about the efficiency of following facts when addressing members of the AFSA in AdelaideRead More
Paul Hampel provided background on IPLs new production facilities at Port Adelaide and new product - Granulock SSRead More
By highlighting AFSA’s willingness to communicate, co-operate and collaborate as an Association we will also reap the benefits of being seen as a professional association whilst maintaining our “family cultureRead More
What is the cost of poor spreading?Read More
Fertcare has been recognised for outstanding cooperation in vocational education and training.Read More
The Accu-Spread program has confirmed the importance of the physical quality of products in achieving uniform application.Read More
National President of the Australian Fertiliser Services Association (AFSA) Wes Wheelhouse announced that a new Standard Contract for the fertiliser industry has now been made available.Read More
HUMAN faeces used as fertiliser on farms is being blamed for a breakout of Third World parasites causing a serious stomach illness across Sydney.