Effluent warning

23 May 1997




Effluent warning

SILAGE effluent production could be high in crops cut over the next few weeks if rain continues, and special care will be needed to avoid pollution this year, says the Environment Agency.

It advises checking silage clamps and tanks to ensure they are safe and when possible wilting grass for silage to over 25% dry matter. After clamping, check effluent channels stay clear and ensure there is spare capacity in tanks to prevent overflows.


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