Finding professional advice 


Providing meaningful Overseer analyses requires a sound knowledge of farm systems, nutrient management options and an understanding of how the science model works.  
We recommend seeking advice from a trained professional when creating a farm analysis that will influence your farming decisions.

Finding an accredited adviser

The industry has developed the Nutrient Management Adviser Certification Programme  in response to the growing need for sound advice on nutrient management. This programme certifies individual advisers using a transparent set of industry standards. The  website  has a list of individual advisers and their contact details.
Farm analyses required for industry reporting or compliance purposes may require this certification or a similar level of training or experience.
 

Training


How can I learn more? 

A good first step is to read the Technical Description of Overseer that provides a general summary of the science model for people new to Overseer.
OverseerFM has a comprehensive user guide which can be downloaded from within the software.

Courses that provide training in Nutrient Management analysis

Comprehensive training in sustainable nutrient management is available through the Sustainable Nutrient Management courses provided by the Fertiliser and Lime Research Centre at Massey University. The two courses – intermediate and advanced – are the foundation of the Nutrient Management Adviser Certification Programme.

Massey University, Lincoln University and Waikato University include Overseer as a part of their undergraduate agricultural degree courses.