1.Research the specifications about tank trucks and tanks
Research materials and specifications about two 15-ton tank trucks (loading 7 tons) and 13 10-ton tanks for agency to purchase.
2.Investigate the supply and demand of Piggery Waste and Digestate
30 livestock farms that are willing and eligible to provide Piggery Waste and Digestate, average flow is 2,970 CMD. 77 agricultural land for agricultural land demand Piggery Waste and Digestate, Covering area about 64.48 hectares, total planting is 37 crops, and estimated amount of irrigation is about 98,600 tons per year.
3.Operation of tank truck carrying to irrigation and necessary disinfection measures
Reference to "Requirements for Farmland Wastewater Farming Fertilization" and practical experience. Research the operation process and in accordance with occupational safety and health regulations. In response to the “ASFV” epidemic in China, We have to refers to the "Pests for Quarantine and Quarantine" of the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, perform necessary disinfection measures for personnel and vehicles to enter and leave the livestock farm.
4.Analysis of the Benefits of Tank Truck Transportation
Under the Business profit conditions, tank carrier cost is about $88~158 per ton, the farmer’s cost per ton of Piggery Waste and Digestate is about $28, so the livestock farm should bear most of the cost, and the cost per ton must be $60~130. The total amount of irrigation during the irrigation period was 1,848 m3. and provide 543.3 kg of nitrogen fertilizer, it can replace 85 packs of compound fertilizer. The total BOD reduction in Donggang River and Gaoping River during irrigation is about 148kg, and total reduction of NH3-N is 711kg, total reduction of TP is 77kg.
5.Farmers' experience and interviews
We have interviewed 50 farmers, including betel nut, lemon, landscape plants, bananas, pennisetum, pitaya, jujube, avocado, coconut, bamboo shoots, wax apple, mango, guava, lima beans, coffee, tomatoes, red beans, onions, etc. Most of them said Piggery Waste and Digestate is good for crops and no other bad effect so far.