moisture content of muck

spin cycle

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Location
north norfolk
one thing i've always puzzled about when calculating fym nutrients/application rates is moisture content.....surely it varies thus making tonnes applied worthless...for starters muck spread from inside is going to be lower than field clamps :scratchhead:
 

tr250

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Location
Northants
Couldn’t agree more with keep it simple I’d say in our heaps dm is double at the bottom at what it is at the top. Perhaps we’re in a position which we have a lot of muck so can get over the ground but a muckspreader full to the acre is as scientific as I feel is needed.
 

Hindsight

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Location
Lincolnshire
Elephant? 🤔🤔

Soss, I was trying to make an amusing remark about measurements of quantity. backfired! Such as newspapers saying something is twice the height of Nelsons column, rather than say it is 100 metres, so the average person can gauge the size. You said muckspreader - but not a size. I wondered if it was the size of an elephant, then that leads me to ask African or Indian, male or female. Sorry even I struggle sometimes with my sense of humour, so pity the poor recipient.
Best wishes, H.
 
one thing i've always puzzled about when calculating fym nutrients/application rates is moisture content.....surely it varies thus making tonnes applied worthless...for starters muck spread from inside is going to be lower than field clamps :scratchhead:

Does it fudging matter? We know dung works. The book values are a very rough guess. You can get the stuff tested if you really need to know what it's DM and nutrient values are.
 

tr250

Member
Location
Northants
Soss, I was trying to make an amusing remark about measurements of quantity. backfired! Such as newspapers saying something is twice the height of Nelsons column, rather than say it is 100 metres, so the average person can gauge the size. You said muckspreader - but not a size. I wondered if it was the size of an elephant, then that leads me to ask African or Indian, male or female. Sorry even I struggle sometimes with my sense of humour, so pity the poor recipient.
Best wishes, H.
Ha glad you cleared that up sorry it went straight over my head🤣🤣.
 

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
Does it fudging matter? We know dung works. The book values are a very rough guess. You can get the stuff tested if you really need to know what it's DM and nutrient values are.

Of course it matters. You need to have a number to work out figures for your NVZ records. Without a massively inaccurate base figure to multiply up, how on Earth can you hope to have anything meaningful to put down to keep the inspectors happy?
Oh, hang on…🤐
 

spin cycle

Member
Location
north norfolk
Certainly double check before tucking into that crusty layer bake cake fresh out of the oven left to cool on the kitchen work surface. Could be trap😀

TBH m8....i'm the funny one😁....i shouldn't start serious threads i know but every time i do you pop up with your 'stand up' :rolleyes:.....you should stick to the day job really 😁

right time to 'broaden the debate' ....what do we reckon the npk value of baler twine is:scratchhead:
 

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