The ActiPost 360 powder manure and slurry conditioner is available now, and can be used on ruminant pig and poultry slurries, as well as solid manures, to enhance nutrient profiles.
Timac Agro UK say the conditioner will preserve nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium and sulphur, in both manure and slurry, to maximise its potential as fertiliser; to help farmers improve their on-farm manure management and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
“The benefits of manure are two-fold,” explains Matthew Bell, Timac Agro UK’s regional manager, “compared to artificial fertilisers not only is it very cost effective, but manure also harnesses a wealth of nutrition that can be put back into the soil to strengthen microbial activity.”
“ActiPost 360 also helps to neutralise the greenhouse gases released from manure and slurry, by reducing the amount of noxious emissions and binding them into a beneficial form,” Mr Bell adds.
ActiPost 360 is a combination of microorganisms, brown algae, and marine calcium, which work together to activate the composting process in manure and slurry. It will also capture ammonium to reduce losses and odours.
Mr Bell explains that, following application of the conditioner, nitrogen retention can be improved by 27% and phosphorous by 33%.
Plus, conditioner application is very straightforward. “When treating bedding, ActiPost 360 can be applied directly in the shed just before mucking out. Alternatively, it can be applied on to slats or direct to the pit to treat slurry,” Mr Bell concludes.
Contact the Timac Agro UK team for further technical advice.