Current research indicates that SlurryBugs can reduce carbon footprint on farms in addition to:
- Reduce fertiliser costs by a third
- Increase retention of organic nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous
- Improve microbial quality of the soil for optimised plant uptake
- Improve soil condition and humus levels
- Significantly reduce ammonia levels – meaning less odour
- Reduce crusting
- Reduce machinery/fuel costs thanks to less need for stirring
- Reduce leaching risk from run-off
SlurryBugs & Booster is a unique bacteria and micronutrient formulation which bring together soil-originating bacteria with essential micro-nutrients that work together to sustain maximised microbial activity in slurry tanks.
Typically slurry is rich in organic waste (macro-nutrients) but deficient in micro-nutrients. Yet it is micro-nutrients that are required by aerobic bacteria such as SlurryBugs in order to divide and thrive in slurry.
SlurryBooster was formulated to solve this micro-nutrient deficiency problem in slurry by providing the SlurryBugs with the micro-nutrients they require to achieve metabolism of ammonia and to populate the slurry lagoon at a significantly increased rate.
The combined action of the specialised blend of naturally-occurring bacteria and enzymes in SlurryBugs with our unique micro-nutrient supplement SlurryBooster retains 70% of the nitrogen that would normally be lost to the atmosphere as ammonia gas.
The extra phosphate and potassium retained within the slurry also becomes more available for plant growth, which can be seen in the latest trial results with Lancaster University which show a doubled phosphorous content in SlurryBugs treated slurry.
Slurrybugs & Booster keeps the organic matter of slurry in a homogenous form which makes the slurry easier to pump and easily taken up into the root structure. As a result, the need for pit stirring is reduced saving diesel costs and time as crusting and odour are diminished.
By adding the SlurryBooster micro-nutrient the bacteriological growth of the SlurryBugs and their enzyme production is increased, enabling more urea to be converted into ammonia and then organic nitrogen.