Slurry Application & Management – Making A Splash

The first in two-part series, during this webinar we will take a look at the application of slurry to land.

We will consider what are the correct conditions as well as look ahead to what innovations we may need to consider due to changes in agricultural policies.

Scotland produces over 6.3 million tonnes of slurry annually. It is crucial that we fully understand the benefits of the various forms of slurry storage already in place on farms.

Ammonia is a highly potent component of slurry – much of which can be lost to the atmosphere during the application process when a splash plate is used. At a time when carbon is cash, emissions highlight inefficiencies in production. The more ammonia that can be retrained, the greater the benefit to the farm output, the environment and the wallet.

The Scottish Government has opened the Sustainable Agriculture Capital Grant (SACG) scheme. This is the perfect opportunity for you to hear the specifics on the use of dribble bars, trailing shoes and slurry injectors. Slurry store covers are also an eligible item on the list under the SACG scheme and we will discuss the benefits to be made from fitting one.

We will be joined by representatives from industry and professional bodies as we discuss the transition away from splash plates and the alternatives that offer a better way forward.

  • Drew Gordon – Rural Payments Inspection Division
  • Brian Paxton – Brian Paxton Agricultural Contractors

This webinar is the first of two in a national programme, running through Autumn 2020. We are also working on a range of supporting videos and podcasts which will include topics such as the benefits of using protected urea, and slurry separation.

For more information on slurry and manure management please visit our website. The Farming & Water Scotland website (www.farmingandwaterscotland.org) provides guidance and advice to help reduce diffuse pollution on-farm and how to comply with the General Binding Rules.