A new website has been launched by the New Zealand Groundspread Fertilisers Association (NZGFA). The site – www.nzgfa.co.nz – promotes best practice fertiliser spreading. It was recently unveiled alongside a new logo at the NZGFA 61st annual conference.
The new site provides industry news and advice for groundspreaders as well as information for farmers, growers and other fertiliser users on how to find a local groundspreader accredited to Spreadmark, the industry’s standard. There is also career advice for prospective groundspreaders, and a video that explains training as well as potential salary.
A key feature is the members’ toolkit – a secure area of the site with downloadable versions of the NZGFA Driver Safety Manual and the Health and Safety Manual. In addition the members’ area includes a sales yard and a situations vacant section.
“The groundspreading industry plays a vital part in primary industry,” says Dean Brooks, NZGFA’s president. “Groundspreading is a highly skilled and innovative profession that uses state of the art technology to ensure that fertiliser is spread accurately and evenly. The new website and contemporary branding is very much about reflecting our professionalism and affirming our role in helping our farmers and growers make informed best practice decisions around fertiliser spreading.”