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SOP LAGOON is a manure additive to fluidize liquid manure and to mitigate the release of Ammonia, odors and GHG
SOP® LAGOON is a powdered additive for the treatment of the liquid manure of dairy cows.
It helps the farmers with the management of liquid manure, dissolving any crusts or sediment, keeping it fluid and reducing/eliminating the need for agitators.
Furthermore, it reduces the formation and emission of odors, ammonia and GHGs from the stored manure, as well as that spread on the fields, and improves the fertilizing properties of the liquid manure.
The results, from studies carried out at both the University of Milan and the University of California at Davis, indicate that SOP LAGOON is the only additive in the world capable of simultaneously reducing emissions of ammonia and GHGs such as methane, nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide, without accumulating nitrates in the liquid manure.
A scientific study, published in the journal "Sustainability" (Borgonovo et al., September 2019, https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/18/4998), demonstrates how, after 4 days of using SOP LAGOON, gas emissions are reduced:
-100% of ammonia
-21.5% of methane
-100% of nitrous oxide
-22.9% of carbon dioxide
Furthermore, the empowered capacity to influence microorganisms results in a reduction of crust and sediment and an improvement in manure fluidization, as well as a reduction of odor and a reduction in the attraction of flies.
A specific test carried out by UC Davis has also confirmed a significant reduction in odor.
It is, therefore, possible to improve the sustainability of liquid manure management: • Economic sustainability for the farmer, limiting agitation, spreading and fertilization costs
•Environmental sustainability, reducing the use of synthetic fertilizers, the risk of nitrate leaching into ground waters and GHG emissions
• Social sustainability, limiting ammonia and odor emissions, precursors of fine particulate formation.
SOP COCUS MAIZE+
SOP® COCUS Maize+ is one of the products of the SOP® Crop Line, to improve Nitrogen Use Efficiency in corn cultivation
SOP® COCUS Maize+, applied as a seed dressing before sowing, conditions the microbial flora in the soil in order to improve Nitrogen Use Efficiency. It is thus possible to reduce the use of synthetic nitrogen fertilizers by 30% already on first year without losing yield. A study carried out at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, in Piacenza, Italy, demonstrated that the fields cultivated with 30% less nitrogen and with the addition of SOP COCUS MAIZE+ at sowing yielded the same tonnage per hectare than the fields with standard fertilization, but without SOP. This translates into immediate savings for the famers without compromising their ability to produce food to nourish the people. At the same time, the reduction of fertilization mitigates the ammonia and nitrous oxide emissions from the fields, with positive impacts on the surrounding communities and for the people.