Start Date

24-2-1983 4:00 PM

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A wide range of substances are being marketed throughout the forage world to enhance, preserve and otherwise modify hay and silage. Some of the products are ineffective, while the benefits of others depend on the correct application and some are used at rates far below that which is effective. Alfalfa can be made into high quality hay and silage without the use of additives if recommended practices are employed, however, when the use of best management practices is not enough, additives may make economic sense. Such is the case in N.W. Europe where the weather prevents haymaking, and the high moisture, high protein, low carbohydrate ryegrasses often cannot be properly wilted and are ensiled with direct acidification.

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Feb 24th, 4:00 PM

Chemical Preservation of Alfalfa Hay and Silage

A wide range of substances are being marketed throughout the forage world to enhance, preserve and otherwise modify hay and silage. Some of the products are ineffective, while the benefits of others depend on the correct application and some are used at rates far below that which is effective. Alfalfa can be made into high quality hay and silage without the use of additives if recommended practices are employed, however, when the use of best management practices is not enough, additives may make economic sense. Such is the case in N.W. Europe where the weather prevents haymaking, and the high moisture, high protein, low carbohydrate ryegrasses often cannot be properly wilted and are ensiled with direct acidification.