Silage Management

Pictured above: Corn silage

Two conditions are required to prevent spoilage microorganisms from causing losses in dry matter and silage quality:

1) An anaerobic (oxygen-free) environment
2) A low pH

Some spoilage microorganisms (yeast, bacteria and molds) can be inhibited using inoculants to lower the pH and ensile the forage. Good management techniques including packing, covering, sealing, feedout management and the use of spoilage inhibitors are necessary to help control aerobic spoilage microorganisms.

Learn more about silage management here:
Storing & Handling Management
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