“We know from experience across New Zealand that injecting slurry is the absolute best way to apply slurry, optimize on-farm nutrients and save yourself time and money.
“But how can you further improve your nutrient application to improve soil quality and crop yield?”
We recommend farmers use one of our Deep Rippers to open up the soil, help the effluent reach the area where the roots are actually growing, instead of on top of the soil as in other application methods. Application rates of up to 16mm can be achieved by running the dep leg ripper with the FarmChief umbilical system.
“Ripping while applying effluent is a two-in-one hit – fertilizing the soil and cultivating the paddock in one pass.”
Many of our customers also use the Storth Umbilical System to improve reach, reduce time spent moving tankers and to reduce paddock compaction. “The FarmChief deep-leg umbilical system lets you continuously pump up to 3km away from the pond, meaning more freedom of movement, and less time spent pumping into tankers.
When it comes to actually applying the material, one of the keys is injecting the material at an even depth, allowing for effective and accurate application. This limits the nitrogen loss from the soil.
Further improve slurry performance by timing the application time. “Slurry is best spread at the end of winter and during the growing period on permanent pastures. For arable grounds, you need to be applying slurry during cultivation or either side of seeding.”
Contact FarmChief today to give it a go, or check out our range of effluent systems here.
Matt McKillop is FarmChief’s expert on slurry and effluent spreading systems. If you’re after a specific, on-farm solution that fits your needs, make sure to consult the expert. Contact Matt, or any of the FarmChief team, here.