Effect of commercial inoculants on fermentation of 1988 silage crops

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dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.K.
dc.contributor.author Laytimi, A.
dc.contributor.author Azimi, S.
dc.contributor.author Hart, R.A.
dc.contributor.author Niroomand, F.
dc.contributor.author Bradford, J.
dc.contributor.author Clare, L.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-02T21:45:49Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-02T21:45:49Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6477
dc.description.abstract We have measured silage fermentation dynamics in over 50 crops since the development of a 4 x 14 inch PVC pipe, laboratory-scale silo in 1984. In many of these experiments, our objective was to determine how inoculants or inoculant/enzyme combinations affected the rate and efficiency of the ensiling process. Twenty-five different inoculants have been tested over a wide range of ensiling conditions. Results show that the majority of silage inoculants available today are able to supply a high number of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and to improve silage fermentation in most crops (KAES, Reports of Progress 494, 514, and 539). Preliminary results of 17 experiments conducted in 1988 to determine the efficacy of 12 commercial inoculants are summarized here. An additional objective in six experiments was to study the effect of numbers of LAB supplied to the crop by inoculants on fermentation response. In two alfalfa experiments, combinations of inoculant and dextrose (fermentable sugar) and inoculant and enzyme (to increase fermentable sugar) were compared. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1989 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 89-567-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 567 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Innoculants en_US
dc.subject Silage en_US
dc.title Effect of commercial inoculants on fermentation of 1988 silage crops en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1989 en_US
dc.citation.epage 73 en_US
dc.citation.spage 68 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1989, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March, 1989 en_US

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