Slurry treated with SlurryForSoil has a creamy consistency

SlurryForSoil™ debut at DownToEarth

SlurryForSoil™, a new slurry inoculant manufactured by Sylgen Animal Health, is to make its debut at the regenerative event, DownToEarth.

Taking place on 21st June at Haselbury Plucknett, Somerset and on Thursday 6th July, at Park House Farm, Torpenhow, Cumbria, DownToEarth is the UK’s top regenerative agriculture event for livestock producers.

“With soil and plant health at the heart of what SlurryForSoil™ is, and does, it is fitting that farmers will get to see it for the first time at a regenerative agriculture event,” says Sylgen Animal Health Director, Geoff Hooper.

A complex blend of 18 different plant growth promoting rhizobacteria and fungi, SlurryForSoil™ is the only slurry additive specifically formulated for soil and plant health.

“SlurryForSoil™ pushes the boundaries of the term ‘slurry inoculant’.  As well as all the usual benefits – making storing and applying slurry easier, quicker and cheaper – the slurry bugs have been proven to retain and mobilise nutrients, improve plants’ stress tolerance, control pests and disease and bioremediation,” explains Geoff.

In trials SlurryForSoil™ has been shown to significantly improve the nutrient value of slurry, as well as grass quality and yields.

Last year Duchy College ran an independent trial comparing treated and untreated slurry.  Nutrient analysis of the slurry demonstrated that SlurryForSoil™ increased the retention of key nutrients such as ammonium nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and sulphur as well as magnesium, copper, zinc and calcium.

“Dry matter yields increased by 24.3%, and quality indicators were also higher where slurry was pre-treated with the inoculant,” says Geoff. “Across all five cuts, the NDF dropped by over 10%, Oil-A rose by over 23% and sugar increased by nearly 30%. The results mirror those found by farmers trialling the product.

“For dairy producers, SlurryForSoil™ lowers production costs by reducing the need for synthetic fertiliser, increases grass productivity and improves carbon footprints.”

Glanbia’s sustainability director, Ben Williams, will be talking about how SlurryForSoil™ has benefitted dairy producers supplying Glanbia and how it fits into the company’s wider environmental scheme at the Northern event on the main stage at 10.30am in a session titled ‘Benefits of regenerative agriculture’.

Sylgen Animal Health will be running a prize draw at the event, with one winner getting a year’s worth of product.  Ten runners-up will receive an Amazon gift worth £25*.

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