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Title: A note on the conservation characteristics of baled grass silages ensiled with different additives.
Authors: Keles, G.
O'Kiely, Padraig
Forristal, P.D.
Keywords: Baled silage
Conservation characteristics
Silage additives
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Teagasc, Oak Park, Carlow, Ireland
Citation: G. Keles1, P. O’Kiely and P.D. Forristal. A note on the conservation characteristics of baled grass silages ensiled with different additives. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research 49: 81–86, 2010
Series/Report no.: Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research;vol 49
Abstract: The effects of contrasting conventional silage additives on chemical composition, aerobic stability and deterioration, and mould development in baled silage were investigated. Herbage from a grassland sward was wilted for 24 h and treated with acid (formic or sulphuric), sugar (molasses), bacterial (Lactobacillus plantarum, L. plantarum + Serratia rubidaea + Bacillus subtilis, or L. buchneri) or sugar + bacterial (molasses + L. plantarum) additives prior to baling and wrapping. Silage made without an additive preserved well and had a low incidence of mould growth, and the effects of additives were minor or absent. It is concluded that little practical benefit was realised when conventional additives were applied to wilted, leafy, easy-to-ensile grass prior to baling and ensilage.
Description: peer-reviewed
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11019/666
ISSN: 0791-6833
Appears in Collections:Crop Science
Grassland Science
IJAFR, Volume 49, 2010

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