Effect of environmental temperature and inoculants on the fermentation of alfalfa and forage sorghum silages

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dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.
dc.contributor.author Laytimi, A.
dc.contributor.author Nuzback, L.
dc.contributor.author Hart, R.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-22T17:49:56Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-22T17:49:56Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6571
dc.description.abstract The inoculants, TriLac ®and Ecosyl® increased the rate and efficiency of the ensiling process in both high (50%) and low (32.5%) dry matter alfalfa, regardless of temperature. In both alfalfa trials, the inoculated silages had significantly lower pH, acetic acid, ethanol, and ammonia-nitrogen values and higher lactic acid values than their control counterparts. The inoculants worked equally well when fermentation was at 60 or 90 F. Although similar effects were obtained with forage sorghum, the differences were not as pronounced as those for the alfalfa silages. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 88-363-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1988 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 539 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Alfalfa en_US
dc.subject Sorghum silage en_US
dc.subject TriLac® en_US
dc.subject Ecosyl® en_US
dc.title Effect of environmental temperature and inoculants on the fermentation of alfalfa and forage sorghum silages en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1988 en_US
dc.citation.epage 159 en_US
dc.citation.spage 154 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1988, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March, 1988 en_US

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