|Mill Mud/Ash||Banded/low rate mud application|
Mill mud and ash are valuable sources of plant nutrients for improving cane productivity.
Current EPA approval for mill mud/ash & boiler gravel
A Resource Recovery Exemption from EPA allows the mill to supply mill mud and boiler ash to growers for application to land and for the boiler grate gravel to be used as fill. The EPA has specified conditions that apply to the growers (exemption component) and conditions for the mill (Order component). Copies of these can be accessed from the links below.
Click here to access the Resource Recovery Order & Exemption- 2016
From 2015 all mud haulage contractors will have banded mud spreaders available on their trucks. Information from the initial banded mud trials and a trial comparing banded mud and compost is available from the links below.
Click here for the report on the banded mud/compost trial. This report has information on "top-up" Nitrogen rates needed after banded mud application.