Manure Treatment

Natural Manure Treatment converts manure into an agricultural nutrient that is valuable to soil, and therefore crops. It is available in a liquid concentrate to apply directly to manure pits, lagoons, storage ponds, straw packs, etc.

Microbial oxidation of the organic compounds found in manure pits converts solids to forms of nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, and numerous other micronutrients that can be released at a slower pace. When spread over a field, the treated manure will add natural benefits like improved soil texture, deeper water percolation, and better water retention. In addition, with treatment, nutrients are stabilized and tied up in forms that are less likely to have an environmental impact, and more readily available for uptake by plants.

Benefits of Natural Manure Treatment

  • Reduces odours and harmful gases by reducing ammonia
  • Speeds composting of solid manure
  • Reduces solids in liquid manure – regaining storage capacity
  • Increases production efficiency
  • Aids in removing and preventing crusts for easier manure management
  • More uniform slurry
  • Increases available nutrients in manure allowing them to be more readily available to crops when land spreading, potentially decreasing fertilizer costs
  • 100% all natural, environmentally friendly and safe to handle
  • In side by side barn tests, increased Nitrogen availability& decreased Phosphorous concentrations

The Truth About Ammonia

Elevated concentrations of harmful gases, such as ammonia, are associated with several production factors including: reduction in average daily gain, increased number of days to market, as well as higher mortality rates and medication costs.

  • Ammonia can reduce performance and increase the incidence of disease
  • The typical range of ammonia in hog barns is 5 to 50 ppm, with numbers often in excess of the 25 ppm recommended threshold level
  • Concentrations at the level of 50 ppm ammonia can cause significant reductions in average daily gain
  • The concentration of ammonia can be as much as 60% higher at the animal breathing zone than at the human breathing zone.

For more information please contact
John McKichan

Email j.mckichan@mtsenvironmental.ca
Phone 1-800-294-9725