Does this stop me having to mix the tank at all?
Generally no, however in some circumstances it can happen. It will primarily depend on the amount of fibre in the slurry that needs to be broken down. So, if the livestock are on a high fibre diet and straw bedding, it will increase the levels of mixing required. It also depends on the amount of time SLURRY GOLD has to work. The longer it has, the more it will break down. See our case study on different systems and time saved mixing by clicking here (Trial case study)
I will not be emptying my tank for 6 months. Do I treat it any differently?
If the cattle are housed over these six months, it would be better to split dose into two applications. So, treat half at the start, and half 3 months later. If they are only housed over the first 3 4 months, one treatment at the start will suffice.
Does it matter if it is diluted in hot or cold water?
Do not dilute with “hot” (+45 degrees) water. Look warm water is ideal as it helps the microbial activity to initiate faster. Clean cold water is also fine.
I have a heavy crust in the tank, will SLURRY GOLD help get rid of it?
Yes, but it will need time. You are giving it a steeper mountain to climb. We recommend 2 months per foot of crust. When applying it helps if you can break up the crust (punch holes) as best you can to let SLURRY GOLD down to the liquid state where it works best. The ability to ad d a s much water as you can (given capacity constraints) will also
Are there situations in which it may not work?
There are two key factors that can limit the effectiveness of SLURRY GOLD: Antibacterial substances and lack of water. Avoid an y effluent or strong detergents entering the tank which will inhibit biological activity. If slurry is particularly dry, try to add as much water as you can (piping rainwater is a simple solution).
I will be moving some slurry from one tank to another, what impact will this have?
You will be removing treated slurry, so the tank will need to be retreated relative to the amount you have removed.
How does it work with bubbler systems and using the trailing shoe?
All three complement each other. Bubbler systems will provide extra oxygen to the bacteria enabling it to work even better. By using SLURRY GOLD, it can be applied much more quickly and evenly through a method such as the trailing shoe as there will be far less lumps in the slu rry to cause blockages. This also minimises volatisation helping to retain the unstable but more available Ammonia N.
At the end of the season when the tank is emptied, will there be enough SLURRY GOLD in the bottom of the tank to not require a new treatment?
Simple answer no. For full effectiveness we recommend a full retreatment. However, if you leave a couple of feet in the tank, t his can be taken off the next treatment dose.
Can I use it on digestate from an Anaerobic Digester?
Yes, however there are two issues to be aware of. Make sure the digestate storage is not thermally insulated as it may be too hot (+45 degrees). Second will be how to apply. Such storage systems may not be the most accessible. This will depend on how you can treat the tank (ideally ad ded and mixed to spread across store).
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