In modern crop farming, alongside to achieving high yields, the quality of the soil must also be secured for the following years. Necessary crop protection and tillage measures put both the soil and the plant under stress. As a result, it is often not possible to harvest the entire yield potential from the area.
The natural plant strengthening agent rootac® stimulates root and plant growth, making the plant more resistant. With lagoon is slurry more homogeneous and flowable. The nutrients are distributed more evenly in the soil and the odour is reduced.
natural plant strengthening agent
- promotes high performance and quality
- activation of plant health (higher stress tolerance e. g. when using herbicides)
- stimulation of root and plant growth (increases the absorption capacity of water and nutrients)
- intensified flower formation
- stimulation of metabolic processes
- higher sugar and starch content
- regular gradation, uniformity of the fruits
- longer shelf life of perishable products such as vegetables and fruits
- Included in the list of plant strengthening agents at the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and and Food Safety (BVL Germany 00A473-00/00).
listed as suitable for organic farming in Germany
on the list of operating resources published by FiBL
(= Research Institute of Organic Agriculture in Germany)
pdf – rootac® – science and practical application
pdf – rootac® – trial results cereals and corn
pdf – rootac® – trial results in potatoes
- produces fibre-degrading enzymes
- reduces floating and sinking layers as well as crust formation
- improves fluidity
- reduces time and effort needed for stirring and pumping
- improves distribution on the field
- lowers odour emissions
- treated manure can be used in biogas production without any problems
- increased biological activity
- not harmful to animals or environment
- uncomplicated application
One farmer used to have recurring problems with ear necrosis, mainly when the piglets were between 6 and 8 weeks of age. He and his veterinarian observed that he could reduce the amount of drugs after he started using lagoon. He dissolves lagoon in water and pours it through the slatted floor every three weeks – meaning twice within the eight weeks. Since he has been doing this, there have hardly been any necroses. The vet assumes that this is due to a reduced amount of ammonia in the barn.
Hay milk farms don’t feed silage but only hay and concentrated feed in winter. Therefore, there was a floating layer approx. 50 cm thick on the manure before using lagoon, as naturally a lot of undigested fibre material remains in the manure. Stirring up this manure in different places of the manure container took more than an hour. lagoon was applied according to usage instructions every fourteen days on a regular basis.
In April, the floating layer was down to approximately 15 cm. The manure could be stirred into a homogenous mass in a little under 10 minutes – and that from just one place in the container. The occuring smell was a lot more pleasant and mild than before using lagoon. The distribution of the manure onto the field was noticably more even, as fluidity was improved and the manure was more homogenous.
The farmer started to apply lagoon every 14 days, pouring it through the slatted floor directly into the slurry pit. He started beginning of January. Mid-February, the slurry pit was filled to the brim so that he had to pump off a small amount before being able to stir. The manure was liquid after just a short period of stirring and there was no clotting. Later on, when he prepared the manure for application onto the field, all of the manure could be set into motion by the stirring unit for the very first time - and even in significantly less time. Only the corners of the pit in which a larger amount of manure tended to settle were not totally cleaned out. However, there was no need to water the manure down in order to ensure a more even distribution.