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How Does Fine Particle Application (FPA) Work?

Fine Particle Application (FPA) is an improved distribution system for solid fertiliser. It is important to understand that FPA is not a fertiliser product or additive but an application technology designed to improve fertiliser efficiency and performance through greater surface coverage of fertiliser on the ground, achieving more grass per kg of nutrient applied than traditional application methods.

Fine Particle Application achieve's complete surface coverage of solid fertiliser , removing the ‘hit and miss’ approach of isolated granules which rely on climate conditions to breakdown and spread out to plants. Fine Particle Application of solid fertiliser achieves perfect surface coverage on the day of application.


Whats Different About FPA Spreading?

FPA NZ has upgraded the existing fertiliser delivery system by adding one extra  step into the application process.  

Prior to application fertiliser granules are ground into a fine particle form thereby achieving a uniform particle size while also transforming a mix of different fertilisers into a high quality compound blend. This fertiliser is then applied to pasture through groundspread or aerial application technology, specially designed by FPA NZ.

This extra step in the application process occurs on farm through FPA Direct or FPA Air technologies. 


Why Upgrade To Fine Particle Application?

Return on Investment:

Increase your extra dry matter production by 2 - 3 times through efficiency of use of fertiliser applied in fine particle form. Significantly reduce your costs in dry matter production. Better returns are measured in milk, wool and meat production.


Improve soil condition, biological activity and plant available nutrient through greater surface coverage of fertiliser to soil and plants – (1 large fertiliser granule becomes hundreds of smaller particles)


Pasture density and even growth are greatly improved though increased surface coverage of nutrient to every plant.


Quality of pasture relates directly to improved animal weight gains, increased milk production and animal condition.

  • Reduce leaching by 50%
  • Reduce emissions by 14%
  • Increase water use efficiency by 38%
  • Precise application of fertiliser to productive areas; no drift, no runoff, no application into waterways or unproductive areas.