[Digestion] dosing for crops

Anand Karve adkarve at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 09:53:51 CST 2011

Dear Wayne,
the feedstock you intend to use is completely converted into biogas and you
would get hardly any solids in your slurry.

On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 1:55 PM, Wayne Zschech <
waynezschech at calvarychapel.com> wrote:

> G'day All!
> Thank you for you input and information about the liquid digestate vs worm
> castings.
> Our biofertilizer experiment with a local carrot farmer will be commensing
> this next growing season.  We both understand that it will take a couple
> years to judge just how good our fertilizer is.  I would really appreciate
> some input as to how much, when and how the liquid digestate should be
> applied.  Obviously carrots is the current crop in question but I would
> like to have information for other crops too.  I wouldn't like to get off
> to a bad start by killing off his carrots in the first experiment. Also we
> may need to experiment in combinations of our fertilizer and chemical
> fertilizer.  I do understand that different inputs create a digestate of
> differing qualities. My digester will be running exclusively on restaurant
> kitchen/food waste.  Also does the storage method and length of storage
> have an effect on fertilizer qualities?
> Blessings,
> Wayne
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Dr. A.D. Karve
Trustee & Founder President, Appropriate Rural Technology Institute (ARTI)
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