The larger picture:
Fertilizers are vital for food and fibre production
Fertilizers can have harmful environmental offsite impacts, particularly if misused
The Australian fertilizer industry has taken an active approach to managing environment and food safety risks by investing in the Fertcare®
Fertcare – What is it all about?
Reducing environmental risks from nutrients
Managing food safety matters related to fertilizers
Delivering objective science based productivity advice through Accredited Advisors
Testing and certifying professional fertilizer spreading machinery
Fertcare draws on National standards
Quality training delivered by a Registered Training Organisation
Independent audits and testing
Joint initiative of the Australian Fertiliser Services Association (AFSA) and Fertilizer Australia
In short, Fertcare is about promoting productivity while protecting the environment.