Think manures - updated 2017


Tried & Tested ‘Think Manures’ has been revised by the Professional Nutrient Management Group (PNMG) and the Environment Agency were key players in the revision of this informative easy-to-read booklet. It is now available in downloadable PDF format or on the latest Tried & Tested USB stick.

How to get your free copy

Bulk and single copy orders are welcome by clicking one of the options below:

  • Order a printed copy to be sent in the post by leaving a voicemail message on 024 7685 8896 or click here to send an email. Please provide a postal address and the number of copies required when ordering.
  • Download a searchable PDF version - click here
  • Request a Tried & Tested USB memory stick in the post - click here

Aimed at farmers and advisers, ‘Think Manures’ is an illustrated guide to understanding:

  • When to spread
  • How to make best use of your stores
  • How much to spread
  • Where to spread
  • How to spread accurately and evenly
  • Consider the likely return on investment for soil and manure testing on farm
  • Where to get further help and advice.

Changes include:

  • The definition of slurry and the notes associated with the diagram on separating clean and dirty water help to clarify the difference between slurry and dirty water,
  • Reference to manures heaps reflects the change in NVZ requirements in May 2014
  • The choice of spreading machinery has changed and the appropriate use of deep injection and high trajectory spreading has been clarified.

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