Fertiliser - Fertmark and Spreadmark

QCONZ manage, on behalf of the Fertiliser Quality Council (FQC), the audit regimen and systems for both the Fertmark and Spreadmark programmes.

The Spreadmark and Fertmark schemes operate together to ensure that high quality fertiliser is manufactured, mixed and spread in a way that precision agriculture is fostered and the environment is protected. Both schemes have strong links to the Code of Practice for Fertiliser Use.

A Fertmark tick means the fertiliser has been independently audited by QCONZ to ensure what’s on the label is actually in the bag.

Fertmark Fertilisers have an ongoing and rigorous auditing system in place provided by QCONZ who provide an independently assessed fertiliser quality assurance programme.

An ongoing, independent and vigorous auditing system from QCONZ provide an independently assessed quality assurance programme.

The Fertmark Code of Practice relates to all fertilisers made and sold and includes the requirements of the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act to minimise risks to food safety and animal welfare.

The Spreadmark scheme is a fertiliser quality assurance programme which registers spreading companies. 
QCONZ provide independent audit and management systems to ensure that registered operators have the following attributes:

  • Spreader operators have been trained
  • Equipment is independently assessed and systems audited
  • Fertiliser is being applied at an even rate and distribution pattern
  • Confidence that a Spreadmark operator will place fertiliser where they want it.

QCONZ provide independent audit and management systems

Spreadmark certified companies have certified spreading machinery, trained operators and an appropriate quality management system to ensure farmer/grower outcomes are met and environmental sustainability is protected.

Quality Systems

We are a market leader in the development and provision of Quality Systems, delivering consultancy services for farming, including quality assurance, food safety, and auditing.

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Dairy

We offer an extensive range of on-farm services on behalf of dairy companies, regulatory authorities, and industry bodies.

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Red Meat

QCONZ attended the annual the Red Meat sector MIA conference over 30 July – 1 August 2017 held in Dunedin.

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Auditing & Compliance

QCONZ has a large team of auditors who are trained to assess quality and compliance, including annual audits, follow-up, tracebacks and inhibitory auditing.

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Pork

In 2015 QCONZ took over the management, systems, and auditing of the NZ Pork PigCare program in New Zealand.

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Fertiliser

QCONZ manage the audit regimen and systems for both the Fertmark and Spreadmark programmes on behalf of the the Fertiliser Quality Council (FQC)

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Information Technology

We offer a number of software applications, a mix of technologies, database, management and reporting for a variety of solutions for modern and efficient business.

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Poultry

QCONZ audit every SPCA Blue Tick Supplier twice annually to certify that farming products have met the high animal welfare standards.

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Case Studies

Some services we have delivered:

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Learn to spread fertiliser over 6 information packed modules about environment, farm productivity and Health & Safety.

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