Fertcare is a training, quality assurance, certification and accreditation program delivered by independent third parties on behalf of the Australian fertiliser industry. The various parts of the program are brought together by a licensing system.
The program scope includes environment, food safety and occupational health and safety issues associated with fertiliser and soil ameliorant products throughout the supply chain. The industry’s objectives are to manage risk and liability and to maintain an effective position in public policy development in these areas.
The program focuses on providing high quality advice to users of fertilisers to allow them to maximise productivity and minimise environment and food safety risk.
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TrainingThe training program delivers training in managing food safety, environment and occupational health and safety risks associated with the storage, handling and use of fertiliser and soil ameliorant products. To read more about Fertcare training please click here for an overview, or below for specific training levels.
Accu-Spread is a testing and accreditation program that ensures a spreading machine can apply fertiliser evenly across the paddock - maximising productivity and minimising environmental damage. It allows operators to determine how wide and evenly their machinery is spreading.Fertcare Accu-Spread is a certification program that tests the performance of fertiliser spreaders for uniformity of spread pattern. To read more, please click here.
Fertcare Accredited Adviser
The Fertcare Accredited Adviser Program assesses the competence of advisers to make nutrient recommendations. The assessment is based on standards set by the Australasian Soil and Plant Analysis Council (ASPAC), which have been mapped to national competencies.
The standards cover the process of making recommendations, the underlying data that supports the recommendation, sampling methodology and laboratory competence.
Recommendations are tested for completeness and for appropriate management of environment and food safety risk. The standards are based on accepted scientific consensus with ASPAC providing advice on any dispute or review.