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DIGEST-IT® is a microbial inoculant added to slurry.
Slurry is a valuable fertiliser resource, making better use of slurry is a crucial initiative in our drive towards carbon neutral farming. To make better use of slurry and to limit its environmental losses we need to compost it.
Composting is a microbial process that converts dead vegetative matter into a living organic plant food that improves soil health. Dung composts naturally over time when exposed to air. The lack of oxygen in slurry tanks makes this process more challenging.
DIGEST-IT® provides composting microbes that can operate without oxygen and the nutrients needed to maximise their actions.
Reduced Slurry Ammonia with DIGEST-IT®
Devenish in conjunction with Wageningen University conducted trials in 2021 on DIGEST-IT®.
The trials show a continued and sustained reduction in the concentration of ammonia gas from slurry when treated with Digest It.
Digest-It – 80% Ammonia reduction from slurry
Increase slurry Nutrient content with DIGEST-IT®
Over a 4-month period in Dowth, County Meath DIGEST-IT® increased total slurry N by 30%. If you’re applying 3000 gals of slurry per acre this is equivalent to an extra 1/3 of a bag of CAN.
During this research programme it was also found that digest-it reduce slurry ammonium and increased total P and K levels.
Reduced crusting, aggetation time with DIGEST-IT®
Slurry store pre-treatment with DIGEST-IT®
Slurry store three months post-treatment with DIGEST-IT®
Grow more Grass with DIGEST-IT®:
5 year average increase of 18% in first cut silage, which equates to 1.1 tonne DM/ Ha, worth €250* extra per ha on farm.
Application rate of DIGEST-IT®
1 litre treats 5,000 gallons (22,500 litres) of slurry
20 litres treats 100,000 gallons (450,000 litres) of slurry
For more information please contact our inside sales team on 022-31644 or your local area sales manager.