Slurry Newsletter 2023

Turning muck into magic, one slurry season at a time!

Hello from Nova Q!

Although it seems a long time away, now is the time to start treating your slurry to ensure it has the best nutrient value next spring.

With the recent inclement weather, cattle will be heading in for the winter, albeit sooner than we would like.

Slurry treatment, though less glamorous than renewable energy or clean transportation, plays a pivotal role in protecting our environment.

We believe that not only is slurry an important resource, but an essential pillar to healthy soil.

agricultural waste management

Here at Nova Q we are constantly working to help farmers utilise the full potential of their slurries and manures.

Our Activator Bacteria

In slurry applications, our activator bacteria is effective in the following areas:

  • Significantly reduces odours
  • Stabilises and retains sulphur
  • Reduces crusting and improves homogeneity
  • Stabilises volatile ammonia
  • The ACTIVATOR range of products are natural, non-pathogenic and with no genetically modified organisms

Treatment plans for slurry tanks are very simple to follow. Double dose at the beginning when the tank is at its lowest point to populate the tank and then a maintenance dose every 4-5 weeks to enhance the functionality of the bacteria.


Farmer Phil and our Activator

Farmer Phil is an advocate for our slurry solution and has been utilising his slurry with us for the past number of years, and he has validated that our ACTIVATOR bacteria reduce the odours coming off your slurry.

Below is a clip where Nova Q featured in Farmer Phil’s latest video of the 2023 Ploughing Championships! Its always a pleasure to speak with Phil and thank him for yet again letting us appear in his videos and shouting us out!

Make sure to pick your own Pumpkin at the Stewart Family Farm this month!

Videos like this express how Nova Q and our customers can share our passion for sustainable farming and work hand in hand together towards achieving Beyond Net Zero.

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Reduced Ammonia Emissions

The valuable ammonia in your slurry is often lost to the air. But this isn't just a problem for farmers.

Ammonia emissions can cause both acidification of soils and water and eutrophication in streams and lakes. It is even linked to damage of your lungs and respiratory system.

And in Ireland, approximately 90% of Ammonia emissions are derived from animal manure.


As well as taking up some ammonia to facilitate bacterial growth, biochemical reactions in the process will also reduce the pH. Reduced pH means the ammonia becomes less volatile and is retained in the liquid.

For more information, or if you would like to make a booking/place an order, please contact me directly:

Mobile: 086-883-2000

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If you have an enquiry, please click the button below to visit our dedicated Agriculture Technical Support page.

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