This field lab looked at the practical, environmental and economic implications of using anaerobic digestate as an integral part of an organic dairy system. A group of farmers and industry professionals looked at different aspects of farm-scale digestate production and use, including a comparison of digestate spreading equipment by measuring cost, practicality and nitrate loss.
What are field labs?
Our field labs are DIY research trials, run with on farms and holdings across Scotland. We want to help you find out what really works, on your land, for your business. Our field labs bring land managers together with researchers to find real-word, practical solutions for tricky farm problems.
Each field lab group researches an issue proposed by the farmers and growers themselves, testing out results across their own holdings. Each group meets up to four times for over a period of up to two years to track the progress of the DIY trial and compare notes.
Find out more about our full range of field labs in Scotland.
Find out more about this field lab
Contact us to find out more about this field lab, which is now complete. You can also read the reports and materials from activity so far below: