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DEVELOPMENT OF A DEDICATED SOIL OPENING SYSTEM FOR DEEP INJECTION OF BIOMASS

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

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Authors:   J C Kienholz

A prototype subsoil injector was designed and built specifically for injection of biomass, in particular, liquid manure, into the subsoil. It is proposed that application of the technology will increase subsoil nutrient levels and moisture-holding capacity, thereby improving drought tolerance and crop productivity. Fully injecting the manure is also expected to eliminate problems of odour and runoff, which are associated with surface-applied manure.

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