Nutrients and Fertilizer Information

Soil Sampling

Accurate sampling is one of the fundamental building blocks for evidence based fertilizer recommendations. Many of the differences in soil test results and ultimately in divergent fertilizer recommendations, can be traced back to sampling errors or varied sampling approaches. It is essential to reduce errors by getting the sampling process right.  Click on the Soil Sampling heading above to find out more. 

Plant Sampling

For more information and a copy of the Plant Sampling Guide Click Here

International Plant Nutrition Institute Resources

The following information has been provided by the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI). IPNI ceased operations on 1st April 2019 and has kindly made this information available through Fertilizer Australia.

The Australian Soil Fertility Manual

A trusted fertilizer reference book published by CSIRO. This manual helps fertilizer dealers, extension workers, consultants, teachers and others concerned with the profitable and environmentally safe use of plant nutrients to give sound agronomic advice to farmers.

Fertilizers And Climate Change

Greenhouse gas implications for agriculture, soils and fertilizer.

Nitrogen Use Efficiency And Nitrous Oxide

In response to climate change issues, Fertcare® has brought together new information on nitrous oxide and nitrogen use efficiency from recent research.

Nitrogen Use Efficiency - Enhanced Efficiency Products

Some products can improve nitrogen use efficiency, due to the form of nitrogen, or treatment with coatings or inhibitors. 

Soil Carbon

There has been a renewed focus to better understand the role and function of soil carbon. Fertcare has provided a snapshot of current knowledge and signposts the key messages and reports coming from recent research and investigations across Australia.

Cracking The Nutrient Code

This guide benefits from the extensive nutrient management experience within the fertilizer industry and provides you with the tools to develop and implement a Nutrient Management Code of Practice for your industry, region or farm.

Evaluation Of Fertcare

This 2007 independent report reviews the extent to which Fertcare has influenced nutrient management decisions, after two years of operation in north Queensland. In summary, the report found the Fertcare program has been effective in improving the skills and knowledge of people who supply, apply or provide advice on fertilizers.