Origin Fertilisers has added Digest-It to its portfolio of NUE-Trition products aimed at increasing nitrogen use efficiency (NUE). The liquid microbial inoculant increases nitrogen recovery after application of slurries and digestates.
Farmers face pressure to reduce ammonia emissions that are associated with spreading slurry and digestate, and adding an inoculant before spreading can reduce these losses and convert the nitrogen within the slurry or digestate into forms more readily available to the crops.
The benefits of Digest-It include reducing the time to agitate and pump slurry as the microbes and dormant aerobic bacteria in the slurry can feed on and break down organic matter. This also helps to reduce surface crusting.
Advantages at plant level include converting solid manure into plant-available liquid nutrients that can be readily taken up and used by the growing crops.