Getting the Best out of your Slurry - Webinar
Type Event Proceeding
Maximise the opportunity to reduce chemical fertiliser inputs in the year ahead
With fertiliser prices at an all-time high, cattle slurry will be a key resource on farm this year. If used correctly it can help to reduce the impact of high nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) prices. It is very important to get the maximum return from the nutrients in your slurry and during this webinar we discussed how you can get the rate and application timing right to maximise your opportunity to reduce the chemical fertiliser inputs in the year ahead.
We also looked at the low emission slurry spreading (LESS) equipment and discussed how this technology will not only benefit your return from the slurry but also help to meet our national ammonia gas reduction target between now and 2030.
Speakers during the webinar were Francis Quigley, Machinery Specialist with Teagasc; Mark Plunkett, Soil and Plant Nutrition Specialist with Teagasc along with Patrick Heffernan, Teagasc Kildalton; Richie White, Contractor, Co. Tipperary and Kendrick Hull from Vantage Ireland.
View presentations and additional information below
- Getting the Best out of Cattle Slurry (PDF)
Mark Plunkett, Soil and Plant Nutrition Specialist, Teagasc
- Flow meter options for Slurry or water applications (PDF)
Kendrick Hull, Vantage Ireland
View a flyer here: LESS - Low Emission Slurry Spreading Flyer (PDF)
For further information on laboratories that test organic manures, please contact your local Teagasc Advisor