Optimum manure management
10 March 2010
This course was delivered on 10 March 2010 at Auchincruive and 5 May 2010 at New Deer. The technical session in the morning included presentations from SAC & SGRPID. They looked at storage & handling, when, where and how much to apply, putting a nutrient value on FYM/slurry, benefits to production, role & benefits of composting and the funding options under SRDP. The New Deer event included a visit to D & E Smith, Mains of Inkhorn, Ellon and the Auchincruive event a visit to Messrs WP Kerr & Sons, Low Dallars Farm, Riccarton to discuss how these principles can be put into practice. With support from SRDP Skills Development Scheme and The Robertson Trust.
Materials from course
On the day, course participants received a pack containing a range of useful technical guides on manure management. Supplementary resources can be viewed online: