a microbial inoculant added to slurry that increases nutrient recovery from slurry, reduces ammonia emissions from slurry and grows better quality crops, by improving soil health.

Benefits of DIGEST-IT

  • Grows better quality crops
  • Increase NUE
  • Reduces agitation time and smell
  • Reduces ammonia emissions from slurry

What is DIGEST-IT?

DIGEST-IT® provides a rich food source for microbes as well as dormant aerobic bacteria species that are able to feed on and break down the organic matter in the slurry and use the ammonia gas as a source of nitrogen to grow, thus turning it into microbial nitrogen.

Benefits in the tank


Benefits in the field

  • Reduces time required to agitate and pump slurry
  • Less smell from fresh slurry when agitating or spreading
  • Converts solids into plant-available liquid nutrients
  • Reduces surface crusting
  • DIGEST-IT® treated slurry grows better quality crops
  • DIGEST-IT® treated slurry reduces odour when spreading
  • DIGEST-IT® treated slurry improves soil health by supplying “good” microbes to the soil
  • DIGEST-IT® treated slurry is kinder to the soil organisms living in your soil, including worms
  • DIGEST-IT® treated slurry has a lower Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) than untreated slurry

DIGEST-IT® treated cattle slurry reduces ammonia emissions by 80%

In recent trials over a 13 week period, the mean ammonia concentration level for untreated slurry was 20.9ppm compared to 4.2ppm for the DIGEST-IT® treated slurry – an 80% reduction.

An independent Kingshay trial in England in 2010/2011 assessing 5 slurry additives showed that DIGEST-IT® gave the greatest increase for total nitrogen after 2 months.

Reduces smell

“Slurry is easier mixed when it is treated with DIGEST-IT®. We definitely see a reduced smell, the worms are surviving in the ground, we are growing more grass and the cows are able to graze in a rotation system.”
Clive Reid, Dairy Farmers

Reduces time

“We have been using DIGEST-IT® since 2017 and the main improvements is the reduced agitation by 50%, also the animals are only being put out for 2 hours and it’s then safe to bring them back into the shed as there is no smell.”
Aine Sweeney from Glen South Farm, Co Cork