Webber & Chivell Fertilisers are a Fertcare Organization

Posted on February 4, 2019 in News

Fertcare plays a major role in safeguarding our environment by helping to ensure farmers receive consistent good quality advice on fertiliser use.

Farmers can rely on Fertcare accredited organisations to take a responsible approach to fertiliser use based on productivity, farmer profitability, environmental risk management safety in their crops and pastures.

When used appropriately, fertilisers can have a positive environmental impact as well as being vital to productive farming, but particularly if misused they can also have a negative effect on the environment.

Farmers can rely on Fertcare accredited organisations to take a responsible approach to fertiliser use based on productivity, farmer profitability, environmental risk management in their crops and pastures.

What does Fertcare involve for an organisation?

Fertcare Organisation

Fertcare will ensure that farmers receive consistent quality advice on using fertilisers for optimum production and protection of the environment.

It is a national training and accreditation program for every person and every business involved in the fertiliser industry.

Accurate Spreading (Accu-Spread)

The Accu-Spread program assesses and certifies the spreading width and uniformity of fertiliser spreading machinery. Accu-Spread certificates inform operators and their customers of the widths at which products are spread to an acceptable level of variation across the paddock. This avoids unnecessary costs as a result of over-application or production losses due to under-application.

With accurate placement of fertilisers, farmers can expect increased productivity and reduced losses to waterways. Being Accu-Spread accredited provides farmers with peace of mind, knowing they are using professional contractors who are applying the correct rate of fertiliser exactly where they want it in the landscape.

Fert-Care Advisor

Fertcare recognises the importance of high quality agronomic advice to improving farm productivity and profitability. A key component of the program is a comprehensive training course and accreditation program for agronomic advisors.

Fertcare accredited advisors are independently assessed and audited every two years. This ensures that the detailed plant nutrition advice they provide is the best advice to improve productivity and profitability.

Farmers can identify that Webber & Chivell is committed to the best fertiliser practice by the looking for the Fertcare-Organisation symbols.