DAIRY EFFLUENT STORAGE CALCULATOR RESULTS

The Dairy Effluent Storage Calculator is a software tool which looks at a farm’s inputs of soil risk in the effluent block, catchment areas, feedpads or barns and their use; wash water in the dairy, effluent irrigation depths, and the daily volume of effluent able to be irrigated.

The Dairy Effluent Storage Calculator hold 30 plus years of local rainfall and evapotranspiration data, and from there it calculates a daily soil water balance to determine how often effluent irrigation could occur, or if conditions are unsuitable how much effluent should be directed to storage.

Graphs show maximum storage volume required for each season over the last 30 years.

The storage calculator is great for checking existing pond volumes if there is a pond already on farm, or determining pond volumes for new systems, and for running scenarios to compare the different inputs to find out where the farmer gets the best value.

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