Using Digestate on arable land

Bushmog

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Bath
We've used it for years, transformed our shallow Cotswold brash. We now use it before OSR, and yes I do still have a crop!
 

Bushmog

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Bath
Try to get it tipped on or next to the field, sometimes tip and spread. They spread it as well.
 

Chae1

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
Should be able to charge for it if you have storage and good access
Do you know anyone charging to take it?

They are wanting me to put in a lagoon for it. I'm not doing it. Have hard standing just off main roads.

What are people's thoughts on applying it in winter and ploughing it in for following spring crops? We aren't in a Nvz so there keen to put on here.
 

Sandy

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
We don't own any land. Don't think landlords would be keen. As I understand it the stuffs so powerful you cannot apply it every year or it will lock up other nutrients
If that’s the same company that was at the show in February my neighbour took a lot of it, he showed me the analysis there not much in it they ploughed it down , think it would be better spread on top after sowing though?
 
Do you know anyone charging to take it?

They are wanting me to put in a lagoon for it. I'm not doing it. Have hard standing just off main roads.

What are people's thoughts on applying it in winter and ploughing it in for following spring crops? We aren't in a Nvz so there keen to put on here.
Get a analyse on product it can vary from plant to plant
It’s very good feed for crops problem can be getting it at optimum time be it growth stage or ground conditions economics if you have storage go for it
paying to put in storage do the figures some companies run with the fox and the hounds promise the world when they need you don’t give a fudge when they dont
 

Farmer Fin

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
Do you know anyone charging to take it?

They are wanting me to put in a lagoon for it. I'm not doing it. Have hard standing just off main roads.

What are people's thoughts on applying it in winter and ploughing it in for following spring crops? We aren't in a Nvz so there keen to put on here.
Speak to your local green tractor dealer. They did all their stubble before ploughing for SB. I would imagine putting it after would give loads of wheeling and compaction?
 

Dave488

Member
The digestor company built a 12000T lagoon on our land free of charge, apply it free of charge, and charge us for the N, P and K at 50% of what it would cost in the bag.
They use an umbilical system to apply it with 24m booms, first application in early April, then the wheat get second application at end of April early May.
It is classed as fertiliser as passes the PA110 specification, we find it is helping in the drought this year too.
 

Oscar

Member
Just be aware that a lined lagoon, the solids will separate out and you will be left with a sludge in the bottom which reduces the capacity each year to the point where you have to dig it out with a slew and 99% likely to damage liner and have to replace . Same with the bags .
 

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NFU Scotland has started the search for Scotland’s climate friendly farming champion.

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