The fertiliser programme informed by science, grounded in experience
At iFert we take a ‘prescription approach’ to input decision-making. Using state-of-the-art equipment and the latest soil, herbage and animal dietary testing techniques, iFert soil and fertiliser consultants work with farmers to isolate the limiting factors on each farm.
Based on current farm data, we offer independent, on-farm advice on the best products to deliver the nutrients and trace elements you need at critical stages of your production cycle. iFert offers a solution that you can bank on.
Our consultants are skilled in the detection of visual deficiencies on the paddock or crop. These observations can often be confirmed by on-the-spot analysis. Lab results are then used to validate in-field observations, so that you can be sure you will get the best return from your budget every year, for years to come.
Our Fertiliser programmes
Our pragmatic ‘best for farm’ approach is based on practical farming experience, expertise in soil, plant and animal nutrition and knowledge across all schools of fertiliser practice. We focus on developing customised fertiliser programmes in a three-year rotation to deliver nutrients in the easiest form for rapid plant uptake.
At iFert, we recognise that there is no single solution when it comes to delivering an effective long-term fertiliser programme. We recommend the best combination of fertilisers to meet your production goals — from traditional fertiliser to higher efficiency fertilisers and custom-made compound fertilisers. Herbage testing conducted pre-and post-application allows farmers to assess the impact of the iFert programme typically within six to eight weeks of application.
Our Soil & Plant Diagnostics service and fertiliser recommendations are completely independent and focused on farm results. We work directly with fertiliser suppliers and importers to source high quality fertiliser products at the best prices.
“When we first looked at the grass roots, they went down a couple of inches and then went horizontal – searching for nutrients. We’ve recently taken another look and the roots go straight down, much deeper – aerating the soil and pushing nitrogen from the clover further into the soil. Resin P levels have moved from 48 to 85 and Olsen P levels from 19 to 28.”
John Foster, Hautope Land Co, Omakere