Dr. Gordon Rajendram
Soil Scientist

Independent Fertiliser Consultant
Bringing science to the farm

“I highly recommend Gordon. Not tied to a fertilizer manufacturer or retailer, his expertise and independence lead to the most advantageous recommendation.”

Geoff Scott

Dairy Farmer, Maungatautari

Who is Dr. Gordon Rajendram & how can he help farmers

Independent Fertiliser, Agronomy and Farm Environmental Consultant.

Dr Gordon Rajendram

Soil Scientist Dr. Gordon Rajendram PhD (Waikato Uni & AgResearch) is considered one of New Zealand’s experts in soil fertility. He is committed to helping New Zealand farmers get the most out of their soil so that their farm can work more proficiently, be sustainable while still increasing farm profitability.

Leading the way in many areas, much of his research & development has been applied in the agriculture industry. He has over 70 publications and six patents to his name, most of these were achieved while working at MAF and its predecessor AgResearch. During Gordon’s 22 years at AgResearch, Ruakura Research Centre, he developed two field calibrated soil tests Nitrogen & Sulphur (included in Overseer nutrient model) which are used for agronomic advice in NZ and his work on leaching of nutrients has also been included in the Overseer nutrient model.

Gordon has been nominated by AgResearch for Kudos Awards: Scientist of the Year in 2008 for work done on the soil sulphur test and its agronomic advice. He was also nominated by Ministry of Science and Innovation for Kudos Awards: Science Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010 for his work done on precision farming.

Currently working as an agricultural consultant, with more than 35 years of experience in analytical testing development, applied research and consulting to farmers and fertiliser companies. He has monthly publications which appear on Farm Trader and his website.

“If you are looking to improve the quality of your soil, get the soil scientist and Independent Fertiliser Consultant DR Gordon Rajendram onto the case”.

 Serving both the Waikato region and the rest of New Zealand, Gordon is also independent meaning he can give you the correct and unbiased advice that will best serve you and your needs. Gordon is not linked with any fertiliser company, so you know that you are getting expert and independent advice.



Soil Scientist Gordon Rajendram (PhD) can help farms get the correct soil and mineral balance that grows healthy pasture, crops and animals. Gordon lends his expert knowledge to farmers, helping them get the most out of their soil so their farm can work more efficiency, be sustainable while improving farm profitability. If farm consultancy is something you need, then make sure you get the best in New Zealand, the soil scientist and Independent Fertiliser Consultant Dr Gordon Rajendram out to your farm today.

Sampling and Testing is the most crucial step in the process of nutrient management. Having efficient and professional testing done has myriad of benefits that help farmers get the most out of their farm while keeping the environment healthy.

Gordon's Work

As an expert in agriculture, Gordon lends his knowledge to farmers, helping them get the most out of their soil so their farm can work more efficiently and be sustainable, while improving farm profitability.

Gordon has more than 34 years of involvement in Agricultural and analytical testing development and research under his belt. He’s been among New Zealand’s experts in soil fertility and the environment and is the leading Independent Fertiliser Consultant

Achievements & Awards

With BSc, MSc and a PhD to his name, Gordon is one of the leading experts on laboratory measurement techniques for chemical, biological and physical properties in materials.

With a comprehensive and wide-ranging knowledge of IANZ quality systems and procedures in order to have a laboratory, and its testing methods IANZ accredited, Gordon has over twenty six years’ experience in the laboratory, field and research expertise. This is just one of the myriads of reasons on why Gordon is considered one New Zealand’s leading Soil fertility experts.

Gordon is a member of New Zealand Society of Soil Science and is also a member of New Zealand Grasslands Society.

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Benefits of testing your soil with New Zealand’s leading expert in soil fertility, Hamilton-based Independent Fertiliser Consultant and Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram.

Dr. Gordon Rajendram

Discover what’s going on with your farm nutrients with Hamilton-based Independent Fertiliser Consultant and Soil Scientist Gordon Rajendram (PhD).



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