Pig Slurry

Discussion in 'Direct Drilling Crops & Agronomy' started by Gerry W F, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Gerry W F

    Gerry W F New Member

    Location:
    Dublin Ireland
    Has anybody used 3000 gls/ac pig slurry before zero tilling spring barley a few days later
     
  2. Turra farmer

    Turra farmer Member

    Spread few days after sowing ?
     
  3. Gerry W F

    Gerry W F New Member

    Location:
    Dublin Ireland
    thanks, using jd750 drill could the slurry burn the barley roots if spread into slot
     
  4. Turra farmer

    Turra farmer Member

    Shouldn't be roots in first few days , but if it's starting to emerge your too late , wupill damage leaf
     
  5. Gerry W F

    Gerry W F New Member

    Location:
    Dublin Ireland
    I will keep that in mind,thanks
     
  6. Simon C

    Simon C Member

    Location:
    Essex Coast
    @Hartwig is your man.
     
  7. Hartwig

    Hartwig Member

    O.K., I read it and was too lazy to think about your imperial units.....but now Simon has pointed on me, so please give me some more details:
    1. 3000 gls/ac means in real figures anything around 28000 litres/hectare ??
    2. how is the field looking when you want to apply the slurry, any covercrops growing, just stubbles or what ? Just to figure out how much soil-life could be there to digest the slurry
    3. JD 750A is the drill to be used ?
    4. are you nailed to spread that amount in one go before drilling or could you split it up in 2 doses - one before drilling and one when the seed is up ?? Or could you lower the rate if needed ?
     

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