Fertco was founded in 1999 by a group of farmers who were looking for a new approach to the traditional co-operative model they had been engaged with for over a generation. They wanted a fertiliser company that could deliver on two key areas:
- The products needed to have a “softer” impact upon the environment,
- The company needed to deliver a more personalised level of service to its farmer clients.
Twenty years later, Fertco has established a respected niche within the fertiliser industry for the same reasons it was founded. Our focus on lower impact, low nutrient loss fertilisers has proven the company was ahead of its time. Only now are other fertiliser companies catching up to Fertco’s approach as fresh water and greenhouse gas regulations start to have real impacts on fertiliser use and farm management.
Fertco has remained true to its philosophy to embrace New Zealand-based science and pastoral research capabilities, while also respecting our customers’ desire to innovate and create their own bespoke fertiliser mixes. This has enabled us to connect strongly with the organic farming community, and increasingly with the growing regenerative farming sector, but also with any farmer wanting to develop more sustainable and environmentally friendly practices.