Fertcare – What's It All About?

Fertcare is a joint venture with the Australian Fertilizer Services Association  




The Fertcare® brand provides a nationally recognized image for best practice fertilizer supply, advice and contract application. Fertcare is about promoting productivity while protecting the environment.


Fertcare exists to:

  • Encourage improved agricultural productivity and profitability through the efficient use of fertilizer and soil amendments.
  • Demonstrate effective management of nutrient issues that are of interest to farmers, natural resource managers and the general public.
  • Provide a vehicle for the fertilizer industry to constructively engage with stakeholders and participate in public policy development on nutrient management and food safety matters.
  • Help the industry manage environment and food safety risks associated with the end use of fertilizer along the supply chain.

Fertcare is a training, certification and accreditation program delivered by independent third parties on behalf of the fertilizer industry. The program is designed to lift the skills and knowledge of everyone involved in the supply of fertilizer and soil ameliorant products. Fertcare focuses on providing high quality advice to users of fertilizers to allow them to maximise productivity and minimise environmental and food safety risks.


Fertcare is supportive of, and in alignment with, the international 4R Nutrient Stewardship concept for fertilizer best management practices. The core of this simple concept is applying the right source of plant nutrients (or product), at the right rate at the right time and in the right place. This approach considers economic, social and environmental dimensions of nutrient management and is essential to the sustainability of agricultural systems. For a short video clip which explains the concept Click Here. For more detailed information on 4R Click Here.

There are three main components of the program :


Click here for an overview of what Fertcare means for a farmer.

Click here for the Fertcare Booklet

Click here for the Fertcare Handbook - a detailed description of the framework, rules and operation of the program

Click here for the Fertcare Style Guide  - guide to maintain consistency where the trademark protected Fertcare logo is used