Effects of Biomate® inoculant and dextrose on the fermentation of alfalfa silages

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dc.contributor.author Lin, C.
dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.K.
dc.contributor.author Bradford, J.E.
dc.contributor.author Brent, B.E.
dc.contributor.author Feyerherm, A.M.
dc.contributor.author Aimutis, W.R.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-15T16:49:54Z
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dc.date.issued 2010-10-15T16:49:54Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6370
dc.description.abstract This study documented once again that ensiling alfalfa is difficult and unpredictable. Adding 2% dextrose or Biomate® inoculant alone or in combination had little influence on the ensiling process but did improve fermentation efficiency somewhat. The pre-ensiling characteristics (i.e., dry matter (DM) and water soluble carbohydrate (WSC) values, buffering capacity, and epiphytic microflora) at the different cuttings and stages of maturity undoubtedly influenced the effectiveness of the two additives. Apparently, alfalfa often has too little WSC and too much buffering capacity to produce adequately preserved silage, especially when ensiled at a low DM content (less than 30 to 34%). en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1992 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 92-407-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 651 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Silage en_US
dc.subject Alfalfa en_US
dc.subject Bacterial en_US
dc.subject Inoculant en_US
dc.subject Dextrose en_US
dc.title Effects of Biomate® inoculant and dextrose on the fermentation of alfalfa silages en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1992 en_US
dc.citation.epage 125 en_US
dc.citation.spage 120 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1992, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 6, 1992 en_US

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