Farming has changed significantly in the past decade with Global Positioning Systems (GPS). GPS allows significant improvement for crop monitoring, and field data information. GPS allows equipment to be operated automatically: It can control every aspect of equipment operation, including travel path, seed and fertilizer placement, and tillage equipment operation according to any basis desired. Similarly, it can monitor yields during harvest, and map the fields zones of higher/poorer yield potential.
For GPS interaction/control of manure nutrients, it is imperative that the manure be decomposed and solids eliminated before equipment is used to deliver it to the field., PondLift’s treatment system allows the value of stored decomposed manure to be more easily exploited. Traditionally, handling of raw manure prohibited automated manure handling. Raw manure required agitation before handling, and was always rich with solids, which plugged up every reasonable attempt to distribute to multiple specific locations on an “as needed” basis.
In the past, the agitation requirement required sufficient lead time to install expensive agitation equipment into the pond, and to operate for lengthy periods before handling was effective. By the time agitation was performed, rain might have made the field inaccessible, or other issues often prohibited prompt distribution activity.
When PondLift equipment is installed, it changes the entire nature of the pond: PondLift equipment converts the pit/pond into a “treatment” pond which ultimately stores decomposed manure nutrients, having soluble solids which do NOT plug up distribution lines. The manure nutrients are quickly decomposed into plant-ready nutrients which are immediately available at the time of distribution.
Although NOT required to take advantage of all the features provided by PondLift equipment, Pivot Irrigation equipment is extremely valuable and easily able to distribute the pond’s stored nutrients to crops and land according to mapped yields and the soil’s production potential as mapped by soil type and other data input by Precision Mapping Equipment. Because the pit/pond is kept in homogeneous state, and is ALWAYS agitated, without solids, precision manure distribution is easily performed immediately when the decision is made to do so. Distribution can be performed with any equipment desired. If distributed to growing crops, the Nitrogen nutrients can be adsorbed directly into the leaves. If distributed to soil, the nutrients are already “decomposed”, and bind to the soil easily, eliminating the potential runoff commonly associated with raw manure distribution.