FAQs | Healthy Farms


How often do I need to treat with your product?

Our pit and lagoont treatment products have a time-release technology that lasts up to 6 months and is effective in as little as 3 months.

Do your pit or lagoon products work to reduce smell?
Odor produced by microbials found naturally in manure will be reduced as the Healthy Farms microbes overwhelm them.
What causes sludge at the bottom of a pit or lagoon?

Sludge is the solid part of manure that is denser and falls to the bottom. Microbials are inconsistent in reaching and liquefying this sludge on their own if they cannot attach to the sludge. Healthy Farms’ patented sludge removal gets beneficial strains to the bottom to attach and liquify sludge.

Do I need to take the AgraSphere or AgraSlat apart?

No, just take the AgraSphere® and/or AgraSlat® biodegradable manure treatment dispensers out of the plastic bag and drop or toss them into the pit.

When is the best time to treat with your pit or lagoon products?

Immediately after pumping slurry down to its lowest level will accomplish best treatment results. Healthy Farms pit or lagoon treatment products accomplish liquefaction by dominating the microbial community. Less slurry means less volume to have to take over, yielding better results.

How do I know how much pit or lagoon product I will need?

Our pit or lagoon treatment products are based upon head spaces or square feet. Refer to label for product treatment directions.

Do your pit or lagoon products expire?

We are required to have a shelf life on the label. However, our pit or lagoon treatment products are in spore form and protected from humidity with a plastic bag, so they have a near unlimited shelf life.

Do you offer products that reduce flies?

We have two ways to reduce flies. One is to liquify the crust at the top of the pit which is a major source of flies. The second is to use our flies reduction products, Agra-Biocide® or Agra-Biocide®XT which uses a microbial called Bacillus thuringiengsis (Bt) that produces an endotoxin harmful only to larvae. This will target the maggot population, leading to less flies.

How does the DCD work in the AgraSlat N2™?

Diacandymide (DCD) is a compound that is a nitrification inhibitor. DCD only works against two strains called Nitrosomanas and Nitrobacter that are commonly found in soil. These two strains convert Nitrogen into a mobile form, leading to leaching. DCD in the AgraSlat N2™ biodegradable manure treatment dispenser allows Nitrogen in manure to be protected from leaching until the crops need it. The AgraSlat N2™ also keeps Nitrogen higher in the soil profile closer to the roots, reducing Nitrogen loss from leaching into water.

What is your delivery method made from for the AgraSphere and AgraSlat?

Our delivery method of both the AgraSphere® and AgraSlat® biodegradable manure treatment products is made from corn. Each will rot away over time in the manure. Within 3 months, the manure treatment dispensers are completely broken down.

If I have crusting in my pit or lagoon, what are my options?
With crust occurring at the top of the pit, we use products designed to be delivered on top. Activator PLUS® (waste inoculant) and Mega Strong Crust Eliminator™ (liquid manure crust remover) are designed to provide massive amounts of microbes and enzymes to digest crust.
Where can I buy your products?

Our distributor network can be found here. If you do not have a distributor in your area, contact us directly.

I have pit dividers in my barn, how do I dose that?

If the pit has levelers, then theoretically it shouldn’t matter, but we have noticed differences between pits when they should be similar, so treat each pit with pit or lagoon treatment as if they are separate. It is always better to overdose with treatment than to under dose.

I disinfected my barn, will that kill your product?

It will have little to no effect on Healthy Farm product performance in most situations. In situations where it could cause problems, it’s mostly when there is a small amount of manure (less than 2 feet) in the pit to diffuse and break down the disinfectant.