Fertiliser Quality Council (FQC)

Set up by farmers for farmers, the FQC is responsible for the  Fertmark and Spreadmark initiatives.

Using the “Marks”

The Fertmark tick guarantees that the labeled contents of the fertiliser product are correct. The Spreadmark logo gives farmers and growers assurance that the spreading company – ground or aerial – is certified to distribute the fertiliser accurately and evenly.

NZ Groundspread Fertiliser Association

Formed in 1956, the NZGFA promotes the interests of both individuals and companies involved in the distribution of bulk lime and other fertilisers.

Choose the best

Spreading nutrients, whether from the ground or from the air, is a highly skilled profession. Spreadmark certified companies have passed the test.


Farmers who use a Fertmark registered fertiliser product together with a Spreadmark accredited company can be assured of the best agricultural, environmental and economic returns.


Fertiliser bearing the Fertmark tick means that the product has been independently audited to ensure that what’s on the label is what’s in the bag..


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The Spreadmark scheme is a quality assurance programme that guarantees accurate fertiliser distribution by trained operators, using certified spreading machinery and a management system that puts economic and environmental farmer/grower outcomes first.

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The New Zealand Groundspreader Fertiliser
Association (NZGFA) protects the interests
of the spreading industry, representing it to central and local government, industry organisations as well as to private companies and businesses.

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We’re keen to hear from fertiliser users who reap the benefits of using Fertmark registered products together with Spreakmarked accredited spreaders.




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We are currently compiling a page of FAQs. This will be live soon.

Q.  How do I register my product with the Fertmark scheme?

A.  Complete the Application For Fertmark Certification
Send to: Executive Director, FQC, Box 715,Wellington, New Zealand

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