Ravensdown CEO agrees farmers have sometimes applied too much fertiliser – Gerard Hutching, Stuff

Urea stored in in one of Ravensdown's old buildings at Waiwhakaiho, New Plymouth.

Urea stored in in one of Ravensdown’s old buildings at Waiwhakaiho, New Plymouth.

Fertiliser is the single largest fixed farming cost. The average dairy farmer can spend up to $80,000 a year, and sheep and beef farmers shell out on average $55,683.

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