FAQ

I’m not growing as much grass as I used to.

CloverZone® testing to determine the most limiting deficiency relative to clover.

My rep keeps changing just after I get to know them.

Fertco staff both factory and field staff have tenures out to 20 years.

I can pull up my grass like a carpet.

A common problem after long term cropping, a CloverZone® test will determine the cause which is likely structural.

I’ve got lots of clover but not much ryegrass.

Compaction could be the issue or pH or the absence of a key element for nitrogen fixation, a CloverZone® test is the answer.

I don’t understand my fertiliser recommendation.

Fertco Technical Reps work with their customers in a team-based approach toward a clearly understood goal.

Small companies can’t supply all my requirements.

At Fertco we have the largest range of organic fertiliser in New Zealand and a comprehensive range of conventional products.

I’m organic and I need my inputs to be certified.

Fertco has the largest range of Bio Gro certified products in New Zealand.

Compliance issues really concern me.

Nutrient records, nutrient budgets and whole farm nutrient management plans can be supplied in a timely manner from our team and contractors we partner with.

I don’t understand the rules around nitrogen use.

Fertco technical reps are well versed and up to date with Regional Council regulations and will discuss with you the best strategy while remaining compliant.

I never see a rep.

Fertco customers have regular contact with their technical reps, and we have sales support staff to help over the busy spring period, so everyone is valued.

I run an organic orchard and need specialist advice.

Our horticultural reps are highly experienced in both conventional and organic production using a variety of products including compost and achieving excellent yields.

My invoices are always getting stuffed up.

While no system is perfect, we have spent several years investing in an excellent software system which has minimised our error rate. Any remaining problems are dealt with quickly and with a smile.

I just feel like a number with my current supplier.

Fertco has grown significantly over the last few year’s but we still retain a family feel.  All staff and customers are treated with respect and by name.

How do I get my fertiliser onto farm?

Having been around for over 20 years Fertco has strong relationships with many carriers and spreaders who are very happy dealing with our store staff.

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Fertco provides high quality innovative products to the New Zealand primary industry while focusing on nutrient efficiency and sustainability.

Fertco Services

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Soil & Herbage Testing

As a science-based organisation, soil and herbage tests underpin everything that we do. We use New Zealand testing labs who provide clear, consistent results based on years of trials and regularly calibrated procedures. This provides a strong foundation for us help you develop and maintain an effective fertiliser management plan.

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Quality Advice & Nutrient Budgets

At Fertco, we commit time and resources to train our people. We know that recommending the best fertiliser programme for your soil is only part of the story, so are equipped to prepare a full nutrient budget report for both efficient nutrient management and compliance purposes.

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Customised Recommendations

Every property is different, and so is every farmer, so we don’t have generic ‘one-size-fits-all’ products. Although we base our recommendations on soil and herbage tests, our aim is to develop a fertiliser programme in partnership with you to suit your specific property and individual goals. Customised orders are all in a day’s work for us!

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Environmentally Sustainable Products

Sourcing environmentally sustainable products is what Fertco has always been about (see About Us for our story). We select products that mitigate nutrient losses and test everything for contaminants and impurities. It’s equally important to us that what we source from around the world is ethically produced without polluting the local environment or involving child labour.

Personalised Service on your Farm


With Fertco, you get good old-fashioned customer service, so we visit you in person at your property, and work alongside you to develop fertiliser plans and nutrient budgets which achieve your goals, be they short or long term. We keep in regular contact with you and offer a full back-up service, meaning you can phone us for advice at any time.

 

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