Conference Registration

Fertiliser 2017

Event Start Date: 13/9/2017 9:00 AM

Event End Date: 15/9/2017 5:00 PM

There are currently 172 spaces left.


Full pricing, including member discounts is available on the Registration Tab below.


This joint national conference between the Australian Fertiliser Service Association (AFSA) Victorian branch and Fertilizer Australia will provide high quality presentations, time for meeting and networking and time for fun and fellowship.

The conference program will provide summaries of:

  • Fertiliser market and economic outlooks
  • Fertiliser and application technology
  • Making sense of the science behind weather and seasonal forecasts
  • Business & succession planning
  • Soil & Plant Technology

Come and join around 150 Delegates which will include CEO’s, Senior Managers and leading technical and logistics staff as well as owners and operators of fertiliser spreading and services businesses and agronomists who provide plant nutrition advice to farmers for this major event for the fertiliser industry in 2017.

Event Location


The conference commences with a welcome reception and buffet dinner on Wednesday 13 September at 18:30.

The program of speakers is on Thursday 14 September as follows:


  • Session 1 Economics and Markets

 Fertiliser Market Outlook -  Gavin Ju Senior (CRU)

Australian Economic Outlook and Impact for Agriculture - Wes Lefroy (Rabobank)

Agribusiness-The Big Long - Tim Burrow (Agribusiness Australia)

WHS Launch - Amy Wyer (AFSA)

  • Session 2 Fertilizer and Application Technology

Paths Toward The Next Generation Of Fertilizers - Matt Redding (QDAF)

FarmMap4D - What is its value for Agriculture - Phil Tickle (CRC for Spatial Information Agriculture)

Implications Of Robotic Farm Vehicles For Agribusiness & Farm Contract Business - Mark Calleija (Australian Centre for Field Robotics)

P Cycle, Availability & its Relationship With Soil Biology - Dr Cassandra Schefe (Schefe Consulting)

Organic Fertilisers & Mad Cow Disease - What You Need To Know - Byron Stein (DPI NSW)


  • Session 3A Making Sense of Weather Forecasts and Models

Interactive Workshop On Weather Forecasts & Models - Graeme Anderson & Dale Grey from Vic DPI & Neil Plummer from BOM

  • Session 3B Business and Succession Planning

The Art Of Identifying & Analysing Business Data To Help Make Better Decisions - James Finlay (Neil Clark & Associates)

Attracting & Retaining Staff - Nigel Crawley (Rimfire Resources)

  • Session 4 Soil and Plant Technology

Nutrient Management Guidelines For High Rainfall Zone Cropping - TBC

Real Time Soil Tests In The Field? - Science Fiction Or Just Over The Horizon? - Dr Sean Mason (Agronomy Solutions))

Fert$mart & Fertcare - Sam Oakden (Dairy Australia)

Fert$mart In Tasmania - Luke Taylor (AgAssist)

Fertcare Update - Jeff Kraak (Fertilizer Australia)

The conference dinner follows at 18:30

See Friday Activities Tab for information on what's available on Friday the 15th September.


Industry Tour and Partner Tour can be booked on the registration page.


Public and Member registrations include all conference sessions, Welcome reception and buffet dinner Wednesday night, lunch on Wednesday and Thursday and the conference dinner on Thursday night.

Partner registration includes welcome reception and buffet dinner on Wednesday night plus conference dinner on Thursday night. A partner tour is available on Thursday at a cost of $50 which will include a leisurely bus trip of the local sites and lunch and wine tasting at Oakden winery (lunch and wine tasting not included in the price)

Early bird (EB) pricing applies until mid-night July 7:

Public EB  $595
AFSA Member EB  $550
Fertilizer Australia Member EB    $550
Partner Registration     $195
After mid-night on July 7 the pricing is:
Public  $745
AFSA Member $650
Fertilizer Australia Member          $650
Partner $195

You can pay online at the time of registration or opt to receive an invoice which will be due for payment in 14 days.

Cancellations prior to July 7 will receive a refund, less an administration fee of $100 per registration. There is no refund for cancellation after July 7, however the registration can be transferred.

Industry Meetings


The Australian Fertilizer Services Association will hold its AGM at 15:30 on Wednesday 13 September followed by a member forum. All AFSA members are welcome to attend.

A board meeting will be held earlier in the day and is restricted to Directors of the AFSA.

Fertilizer Australia

The Fertilizer Australia AGM will be held at 17:00 on Wednesday 13 September. All Fertilizer Australia members are welcome to attend.

A board meeting will be held earlier in the day and is restricted to Directors of Fertilizer Australia.


Click Here to book your accommodation at RACV Torquay Resort. The room rate includes full buffet breakfast for up to two (2) guests in Number One Restaurant.


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 The industry tour will include a number of Geelong fertilizer facilities and a trip to the Nutrient Advantage soil lab in Werribee. The cost will be $35  plus you will need to purchase your own lunch on the day. This is an extra cost and is not included in the registration fee.The industry tour and can be booked when you register for the conference.

Golf can be book directly through the golf shop at the resort on 03 5261 1677.

There are many sites to see and places to visit in the area. You may wish to do your own thing or below are some links to tour specialists in the area.

Geelong Adventure Specialists

Big stick Adventures

The Wine Bus Geelong

Great Ocean Rd Tour

Otway Fly  Treetop Adventures

For more ideas Click Here