The Spreadmark scheme is governed by a Council consisting of representatives from fertiliser user groups, fertiliser applicators and fertiliser manufacturers. The Spreadmark scheme operates closely with its sister scheme, Fertmark and these two schemes operate together to ensure that high quality fertiliser is manufactured, mixed and spread in a way that precision agriculture is fostered and the environment is protected. Both schemes have strong links to the Code of Practice for Fertiliser Use.

If an operator has the Spreadmark tick, farmers know that:

Spreader operators have been trained
Equipment is independently assessed and systems audited.
Fertiliser is being applied at an even rate and distribution pattern.
They can be confident a Spreadmark operator will place fertiliser where they want it.