January 18, 2017

Health & safety top priority for groundspreading industry

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January 18, 2017

FQC keen to spread word about quality

The New Zealand Fertiliser Quality Council (FQC) is reminding farmers to be vigilant about checking product labels and service details ahead of fertilising and spreading this […]
June 22, 2017

Register now for the 2017 NGFA annual conference, Napier 9-11 July.

This year sees the celebration of our 61st NZGFA conference – taking place at the Napier Conference Centre, Marine Parade, Napier from 9th – 11th July. Registrations are […]
June 22, 2017

A review of spreading accuracy from twin disc fertiliser spreaders.

This report has been commissioned by the FQC to review the accuracy of spreading fertiliser from twin disc ground spreaders. The review includes mitigation strategies to […]
June 22, 2017

Conduct of Field Experiments by PB Lynch – an essential ‘how to’ guide

Conduct of Field Experiments by PB Lynch is essential reading for scientists, varsity students and fertiliser companies. Published in the 1960s and recently updated online, it shares […]
June 22, 2017

Survey shows industry ‘thumbs up’ for Spreadmark

A survey conducted at the NZGFA 60th Annual Conference in July shows overwhelming support for the Spreadmark accreditation scheme. When asked about the programme, nearly 94% […]
November 29, 2017

New Zealand Groundspreaders appoint new ‘driver’

The New Zealand Groundspread Fertilisers’ Association, (NZGFA), has elected Dean Brooks of Nelson-based Brooks Spreading Limited as its new president. The announcement was made at the […]
November 29, 2017

Website covers new ground for fertiliser spreaders

A new website has been launched by the New Zealand Groundspread Fertilisers Association (NZGFA). The site – – promotes best practice fertiliser spreading. It was […]
November 29, 2017

Close-knit organisation adds strength to robust fertiliser spreading service

There is much to be said for being a small organisation representing a niche industry sector (fertiliser spreading), and a niche industry service (Spreadmark). While large […]
March 25, 2019

Spreadmark gains international status

Spreadmark, New Zealand’s only fertiliser spreading certificationscheme, has gained international recognition from the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand, JAS-ANZ. JAS-ANZ recognition means that farmers and growers […]
March 25, 2019

Conference registrations now open – 7th to 10th July

The 2019 national conference is hosted by the Waikato branch of the NZGFA at Taupo’s Wairakei Resort promises three – four days of inspiration, networking and […]
July 3, 2019

New Zealand ground spreaders say technology will unlock the future for the industry

The New Zealand Groundspread Fertilisers Association (NZGFA) is gearing up for its 63rdannual conference, ‘Technology the Enabler’, next week in Taupo. The tech-themed event will highlight […]