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Dairy farm effluent should be treated as a fertiliser, but carefully, because it is not a balanced fertiliser, being very high in potassium.
The environmental effects of nitrogen that determine how much effluent you can irrigate onto land, says Waikato Regional Council.
Ken Westlake played a key role in a potentially 'game-changing' effluent reduction model for the dairy industry.
With ever tightening regulations on effluent storage, containment – whether in open ponds or purpose built reservoirs – is capital intensive.
A fantastic dairy farmer turnout at a recent effluent management field day is a sign of the sector's commitment to doing the right thing by the environment, says organiser Jon Palmer.
Dairy effluent is a valuable resource which, when managed well, increases pasture production and reduces fertiliser costs.
Far North Queensland dairy farmer Dennis Byrnes expects a new effluent irrigation system to pay off in a variety of ways.
Effluent hoses are made easier to drag around by Hose Buoy, an NZ-made gadget that clamps to the hose.