Who are looking to increase nutrient recovery while also reducing ammonia emissions
Our product is a unique additive produced by fermentation in an easy-to-use liquid
Contains aerobic and faculative bacteria, enzymes and nutrients
Our solution reduces ammonia concentration, odour, crusts and solids
It is tried, tested and proven in Ireland and the UK to improve soil fertility
Want to know more for use in slurry?
What is DIGEST-IT?
DIGEST-IT is 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.
Why use DIGEST-IT in slurry?
In DIGEST-IT, a mixture of molasses, sugars and seaweed are added into a natural mother culture derived from slurry and soil. Composting, facultative and aerobic bacteria are the result of this process of fermentation. The benefits of using DIGEST-IT in slurry include:
Reduces fuel costs, consumption and time required to agitate and pump slurry
Reduces smell from fresh slurry when agitating or spreading
Reduces surface crusting
Reduces ammonia emissions from slurry
Converts solids into plant-available liquid nutrients
Improves fertiliser nutrient levels
Improves soil fertility
GD Youngs - a DIGEST-IT USER
“Our aim is to maximise grass production and utilisation, with less reliance on chemical nitrogen. Using DIGEST-IT® is key to this, as it increases the fertiliser value of the slurry, while at the same time reducing odour and rejection issues around grazing.”
Billy Glasheen - a DIGEST-IT USER
“DIGEST-IT® improves the fertiliser value of my slurry and helps me on my mission to grow more grass as efficiently and cheaply as possible. I will be using DIGEST-IT® across all my tanks from now on.”
Clive Reid - a DIGEST-IT USER
“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, better quality grass. We can now utilise slurry in our rotational grazing system.”
Want to know more for use in digestate?
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 use the ammonia gas as a source of nitrogen to grow, thus turning it into microbial nitrogen. DIGEST-IT breaks down the solids in the organic material, decreasing chances of blockages during spreading.
Why use DIGEST-IT in digestate?
DIGEST-IT captures ammoniacal nitrogen that is continually being volatilised into the atmosphere as ammonia. The composting microbes that are present break down the dry solid matter and convert the released ammonia into organic and ammonium nitrogen. Benefits of using DIGEST-IT in digestate include:
Grows better quality crops
Reduces agitation time
Reduces odour when spreading
Easier to pump and apply = Handling benefits and lower fuel costs
Reduces solid matter in liquid digestate by 29% and increases the available ammonium nitrogen fraction by 20%
Improves soil health by supplying "good" microbes to the soil
Is kinder to the soil organisms living in your soil, including worms
Has a lower Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) than untreated slurry
More quickly absorbed into the soil = lower risk of N losses to atmosphere
Need Trial Data?
Assessing if DIGEST-IT would increase the ammonium nitrogen content and reduce the dry solid % within AD liquid digestate
DIGEST-IT is simply poured into the lagoon/tower/store as a single application 8-12 weeks prior to spreading. 20L DIGEST-IT treats 100,000 gallons (454m3) of slurry or digestate. The quantity of DIGEST-IT required is worked out based on the store's full capacity. It is recommended to agitate post-application, but it is not a necessity and won't affect the efficacy of the product.