Directions for use:
- Invert container and shake well before use
- Apply Digester directly on to crop trash or prunings
- Needs soil moisture/rain and active soil biology
- Digester can be tank mixed with herbicides, fertigation nutrients and suspension fertiliser
- Digester can be applied through fertigation systems and through overhead irrigation systems fitted with an appropriate system.
- In low organic matter soils, low fertility soils or after drought add technical grade ammonium sulphate at 30 kg/ha
- For best results avoid applying Digester in the heat of the day.
Crop specific information
|Grapes and Berries
||Post-pruning or leaf fall; or at mulching
||Standard programme: Apply 2 L/ha in a minimum of 200 L of water applied over leaf litter and prunings to the soil. If only applying to the weed spray strip (1/3 ha) then this is equivalent to 0.66 L Digester/ha.
Premium Programme or for heavy disease overwintering, cut-out diseased vineyards, compacted or water-logged soil: Apply 4 L/ha in a minimum of 200 L of water. If only applying to the weed spray strip (1/3 ha) then this is equivalent to 1.3 L Digester/ha.
|Pipfruit, Stonefruit, Kiwifruit, Citrus, and
|Autumn/Post-harvest; Post-pruning and/or leaf fall
||4 L/ha in a minimum of 200 L of water applied over leaf litter and prunings to the soil.
For heavy disease over-wintering, cut-out diseased orchards, compacted or water-logged soil: 6 L/ha in a minimum of 200 L of water.
||Prior to harvest
||Low organic matter soils fertigation programme: 2 L/ha via fertigation or with the last weed spray prior to harvest.
Standard fertigation programme: 4 L/ha via fertigation or with the last weed spray prior to harvest.
|Vegetables including sweetcorn
||4 L/ha in a minimum of 200 L of water applied over crop trash to the soil.
For crops with heavy disease over-wintering e.g. asparagus apply 6 L/ha in a minimum of 200 L of water.
|Pasture and Turf
||At spray out
||2 L/ha in a minimum of 200 L of water sprayed with the herbicide.
|Maize and Cereal Silage
||Apply 2 L/ha in a minimum 200 L of water to the soil during or after stubble incorporation.
|Maize for grain
||Apply 4 L/ha in a minimum of 200 L of water to soil during or after stubble incorporation.
If your crop isn’t included above, please contact your local BioStart representative for personalised information.
To reduce application cost: co-apply with commonly used post-harvest herbicides or liquid fertiliser. Digester can be applied via ground sprays, overhead sprinklers or fertigation systems. For high crop residue levels, a nitrogen source may be recommended to further assist decomposition. Call BioStart for further information.
Mixing instructions: Partially fill the spray tank with clean water and start agitation. Add the required amount of Digester to the tank.
Complete filling the tank with the required volume.
Application: The decomposition process takes time in colder temperatures. For best results in spring, apply in autumn or early winter. Apply early morning, early evening or in overcast conditions to moist soils and wash or rain in. For best results finely cut woody material. Calibrate sprayer before use. The Digester application rates above can be applied in 200-1,000 L/ha of water.
Nil withholding period.