Greener maize crops may need silage preservation rethink

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Source: Volac International Limited

It is becoming ever more popular to harvest maize while it's still green. However there may be different requirements when it comes to silage preservation - do you know how to get the best from your maize harvest?

More than three quarters of long-term forage maize growers are now harvesting the crop greener than they used to, according to a new survey of UK dairy farmers. However a substantial number have not changed how they preserve them.

With greener crops likely to contain higher levels of moisture you need to achieve a good fermentation in order to preserve your silage against growth of undesirable bacteria. 

The Ecosyl range of silage additives has been developed to improve fermentation and animal performance. Our range of products for maize is also designed to tackle heating and aerobic spoilage.

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