Strip Tillage and Poultry Manure

Big Eddy C

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Mixed Farmer
We run a Mzuri drill and have recently built a broiler unit. We plan to utilise the muck on the arable land. My worry is spreading it pre-drilling - will we be caught out for not incorporating the muck into the soils? How do other people mange this? Is it left on top and you chance the rules?

Also the spreading of the muck into growing crops, like granular fert, are many people doing this too?

We are aware of how strong it is, I just want to sit right within the rules, and I do not want disgruntled neighbors complaining about smell.

Any advice or opinions welcome! Thanks.
 

Chickcatcher

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Sounds to me as all broiler litter will have to be spread in the spring!
I would really like knowledge of how you get an even spread on any wider spread than 10 mtrs saw a Bergmann working this year and still think 10mtrs is the widest.
Will the nutrients actually be available in the spring season it is spread? or will they be more of a problem in the following winter rainfall?
The poultry manure round here is usually spread in the Autumn and incorporated ASAP. Will it have to be incorporated when spread in the spring?
 
Sounds to me as all broiler litter will have to be spread in the spring!
I would really like knowledge of how you get an even spread on any wider spread than 10 mtrs saw a Bergmann working this year and still think 10mtrs is the widest.
Will the nutrients actually be available in the spring season it is spread? or will they be more of a problem in the following winter rainfall?
The poultry manure round here is usually spread in the Autumn and incorporated ASAP. Will it have to be incorporated when spread in the spring?
Legal requirement isn't it, time of year is irrelevant as regards incorporating...

Just what we need in a wet Spring, poultry muck going onto wet land and then having to plough it under, as no other method will work! :(
 
We run a Mzuri drill and have recently built a broiler unit. We plan to utilise the muck on the arable land. My worry is spreading it pre-drilling - will we be caught out for not incorporating the muck into the soils? How do other people mange this? Is it left on top and you chance the rules?

Also the spreading of the muck into growing crops, like granular fert, are many people doing this too?

We are aware of how strong it is, I just want to sit right within the rules, and I do not want disgruntled neighbors complaining about smell.

Any advice or opinions welcome! Thanks.
Mzuri would be one of the better drills for working it it
Just crack on they stopped hanging a long time ago
 

Matt

Member
what spreader are you using? Is it your machine or do you use a contractor?
Thanks
Contractor with bunning hbd I think it is. Spinning disc spreader with weigh cells and plenty of ponies on the front. Think we do about 18t /ha and still go to 24m.
 

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Poultry muck in my experience is pretty potent and you won't need crazy application rates or the crop will tip over. Put it on in the spring at modest rates to the growing crop and you will save big money on bagged fertilisers. IF you have yield recording equipment available you can experiment with nitrogen rates and work out what your application of dung is worth in real terms. I know plenty of people who have halved their nitrogen bill or more- it is do-able.
 

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