Silage Effluent Application

Applies to: Silage Storage I; Silage Storage II


This indicator refers to the prevention of negative impacts of silage effluent on the environment. Silage effluent is significant source of nutrients and it can be applied to the fields. The application rate should be determined by the land suitability and crop cover. The effluent must be diluted with water. The indicator considers quantities of silage effluent applied per hectare of land.


What is the volume of diluted silage effluent applied to the fields?


Less than 25 m3/ha

Between 25 and 30 m3/ha

More than 30 m3/ha

Sources of information:

The Scottish Executive, 2005. Prevention of Environmental Pollution from Agricultural Activity. A code of good practice.