Pro-Act Microbial reduces odor
The odor associated with dairy farming can be a real
farmers and for the communities in which they live. For some, itís a
new problem as housing developments spring up around them.
Others may have to be very particular about their timing when spreading or
irrigating, knowing that it will stir up odor. Pro-Actís manure treatment
system helps you reduce odor.
in the manure storage system
Our microbial mix
facilitates the anaerobic degradation through the
The top layer of the microbially active lagoon acts as an odor
The addition of our
patented lagoon diffuser
is key to the functioning of the odor cap.
When spreading, the reduced solids
and lower viscosity of the treated manure allow it to soak into the ground
quickly. What odor there is dissipates in hours.
dairy participated in an independent study to gauge odor characteristics of
their lagoon surface. They were using Pro-Act in the first year but not in the
second year. The test results provided by the farm confirm that when the farm
was using Pro-Actís treatment system, the odor was dramatically lower.
The smaller the odor threshold value, the lower the odor level. As you can see
the numbers were much lower in 2005 when this farmís lagoon was treated by
A second study, conducted by the W.H. Miner Institute, researched the
effectiveness of our microbial system in 2004. Two different experiments
proved unequivocally that Pro-Act can reduce odor. Dairy manure treated
for only 38 days showed a dramatic reduction in hydrogen sulfide (rotten egg
smell). Ammonia levels were also lower in the top water. Equally
important, close to 90% of an olfactory panel assembled by the researchers found
that the treated manure obtained from the top water was less offensive.
Learn more about this odor study.
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