With the increasing cost of fertiliser it is essential to make best use of the range of crop nutrients in slurry. Effectively used, slurry can reduce the need for buying chemical fertilisers.
Other key advantages with using dribble bars include:-
Vast reduction in nitrogen losses into the atmosphere.
Even distribution of slurry on the field.
Capability if using existing tram lines in cereals during application.
Plant leaves remain unspoiled.
Minimal disturbance and no damage to the crop.
No soil disturbance.
Dribble bar design complements use with Slurrykat umbilical systems.
High hourly output rate.
Wider opportunity window for slurry application.
Opportunities to utilise slurry in rotational grazing systems without tainting grass sward.
Reduced odour after spreading.
Less visible operation in the countryside.
Ability to apply slurry in windy conditions.
Spreading slurry using dribble bars greatly increases the utilisation of slurry nitrogen by up to 25% compared to conventional splash plate application systems.
As trials have shown, the resultant saving in fertiliser costs is worth up to £29.00 per acre depending on the application rate.