6 tips for optimal slurry distribution

From 2024, low slurry discharge systems will be mandatory in many countries, reducing emissions and therefore pollution. But even with this technology, slurry distribution can be improved – both in terms of efficiency and environmental protection.


With these six tips, you'll be perfectly prepared for the new slurry distribution season!

1. Only distribute slurry in optimum weather conditions, even with low-discharge systems.
2. If storage capacity is available and the transport distance is short, you can dilute the slurry with water. This makes the slurry more fluid, which increases nitrogen efficiency and can lead to higher yields when applied early.
3. Place the slurry as deep as possible to reduce emissions, increase the yield and keep the forage cleaner.
4. Apply slurry as early as possible, either by drag hose or drag shoe, as the risk of feed contamination increases with later application.
5. In spring, after slurry application, run the meadow harrow over the area, if possible across the slurry spread.
6. Use short cut straw, chopped straw or straw pellets in the barn. Slurry separation is also very beneficial in terms of slurry pollution, but the resulting digestate leads to increased nitrous oxide emissions.


These tips can make slurry distribution more efficient and environmentally friendly.
We wish you success and a great slurry distribution season!