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Slurry Treatment for Channels Leading to a Tower - Where Should We Treat?

Slurry Treatment for Channels Leading to a Tower - Where Should We Treat?

Work out the quantity for Slurry Channel Treatment

Imperial: Multiply the length by breadth by depth in feet and multiply by 6.25 to give the amount in gallons. To calculate the number of pots required, a 1kg pot treats 100,000 gallons.

Metric: Multiply the length by breadth by depth in metres to give total cubic metre. A 1kg pot treats 450 cubic metres.

What To Do Once you Have Established the Quantity Required

Once the amount of slurry is known, then treat in the tower to start (providing there is slurry present!). We recommend a double dose to start. If the tower is ½ - ¾ full then it will require a good stir before adding the Treatment. A small amount of GENTLE agitation as the Slurry Treatment is added to the tower can be a benefit but only for 1 – 5 minutes. The reason for this is that the bacteria can become damaged upon prolonged agitation. Add Slurry Treatment under any crust present. The stirring should assist in breaking up the crust.

Weekly Applications

Weekly applications should then be added to the slurry channel, again making sure adequate Slurry Treatment is added for maximum performance. If you can avoid applying them near to drains that contain chemicals that will be beneficial to the bacteria. 

Avoid Damage to the Bacteria

The bacteria can become damaged if aggressive mechanical operations take place, e.g. pumping a long distance. It seems in most cases, that from a channel into a tower that is close

we have no problems.

 

For more information on Water & Slurry management, speak to a member of the Wynnstay Hardware Team.

Water & Slurry Management Guide

In recent years there has been an increased focus on the environmental impact of farm slurry, which in turn has put pressure on farms to ensure it is managed safely and effectively.

58% of England and Wales is designated as a NVZ, however new Farming Rules for Water which came into force on 2nd April 2018 require every farmer to work to similar standards or risk being prosecuted for causing environmental damage.

This guide includes a range of products to aid in being compliant with current and future legislations regarding the safe storage and handling of water, slurry and silage. These products are available through our network of stores or your Wynnstay Representative.

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