Fertiliser Application Records
Records must be kept of all fertiliser applications including:
KPIN (Kiwifruit Property Identification Number)
The block reference
Date of application
Name and type of fertiliser
Quantities applied (rate or concentration as applicable)
Method of application
Name of individual applicator
Name of CAV Contractor (PMO number)
These records must be recorded in the Zespri fertiliser diary system or the grower’s own fertiliser record.
Records relating to Equipment
Records of any maintenance carried out on equipment must be kept.
A record of annual calibration must be kept for application equipment. The person calibrating the equipment needs to demonstrate that they are competent to do so - through either a documented calibration procedure to follow, or a CV outlining competency.
Protective clothing and equipment
Workers must be equipped with the appropriate protective clothing for their job. This should be listed in the Health and Safety Risk Assessment.
Workers must be equipped with the appropriate protective clothing for their job in accordance with legal requirements, label instructions and technical specifications such as Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
This should be listed in your Health and Safety Risk Assessment.
For more details, including all principles and criteria, please refer to the “Am I Ready?” checklist.