Start Date

1-12-2011 12:00 AM

Description

Proper ensiling is a controlled fermentation, which converts perishable wet forage plant material to a stable, stored feed energy source. Good ensiling management is required for high silage quality and dry matter (DM) recovery. To guide silage management practices, it is important to understand the biological and chemical processes that occur during ensiling, their effects on silage quality, and how these processes can be managed to help produce a more consistent feedstuff.

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Dec 1st, 12:00 AM

Making silage from Iowa's forage crops

Proper ensiling is a controlled fermentation, which converts perishable wet forage plant material to a stable, stored feed energy source. Good ensiling management is required for high silage quality and dry matter (DM) recovery. To guide silage management practices, it is important to understand the biological and chemical processes that occur during ensiling, their effects on silage quality, and how these processes can be managed to help produce a more consistent feedstuff.