The Value of Nitrogen Fertiliser to the New Zealand Economy

Agriculture, Environmental, Featured

Phil Journeaux (lead author), John Wilton, Leander Archer, Stuart Ford and Gary McDonald

November 2019

Introduction

Nitrogen fertiliser is an integral component of farming systems within New Zealand, as it is around the world. It significantly aids the economic viability of many of those systems. As a result, usage of nitrogenous fertilisers has been increasing over recent decades.

This study, commissioned by the Fertiliser Association of New Zealand, analyses the costs to the primary sector both at the farm gate and to the wider New Zealand economy, associated with removing nitrogen fertiliser or using a substitute. For pastoral farms this includes use of supplementary feed.

View the report here: The Value of Nitrogen Fertiliser to the New Zealand Economy

Click here to view an infographic summarising the key findings from the report.

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