How can we include farm by-products as part of the valuable circular economy?
This is a challenge that faces modern farming the world over, but particularly in the highly intensive farming systems found in Ireland and the UK – whether that’s Pigs, Poultry, Dairy or Beef.
We call it full-cycle-farming, and bacteria has a huge role to play.
So, our bottom line – if it is an organic by-product of agriculture, it is valuable. It needs to be treated in a way that maximises its value as a soil amendment and minimises its environmental impact.
Our ACTIVATOR range of products are highly active bacteria designed specifically to accelerate the biological oxidation process of slow to degrade organic matter. A stable range of bacteria products, when applied to organic streams, significantly reduces odours and improves biological breakdowns.
Typically, once a month, but this will depend on the size and dynamics of your slurry storage. We call this regular dosing “maintenance dosing”.
"We used Nova Q microbes inoculation in our slurry last year and will again this year. Our slurry was easier to mix and had less of a smell, but that is only a positive effect of getting the microbiology community working in the slurry to help break down the nutrients and make them more ready available in the soil when its spread. This all helps build the biology in the soil, enabling plants to use the NPK that is readily available in most Irish soils. A great company to deal with as they can answer all the questions that we had as we start to understand this new way of managing soil fertility on our farm."
- Ronan Byrne
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