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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 Never Forgotten

    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 Never Forgotten

    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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