Dairy slurry on Spring Barley


Livestock Farmer
Been thinking about putting some slurry from our dairy cows onto spring barley this year. We have an umbilical kit with 9m dribble bar but no hose humper. What growth stage would be best to apply the slurry causing little to no damage? Any help appreciated. TIA


Once the crop starts stem extension it will damage yield. Spring barley will rapidly go through growth stages once it gets wet and warm. Perfect timing would be before planting. When tillering would be the next best timing.

Pan mixer

Mixed Farmer
Near Colchester
Any time up to stem extension, any damage you may do will be offset masively by the good you will do.

I have put FYM on spring barley at this stage, only downside - small lumps of muck getting stuck on the lifters at harvest as it didn't rain between application and harvest to dissolve the lumps.

Slurry would be great though, if you don't fancy doing yours come and do mine. I am not paying transport though

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