Influence of level of initial air inclusion at ensiling on quality of silage. 9. Relationship of the effect of evacuation or air invasion after ensiling
Journal of Japanese Society of Grassland Science 17(3): 197-204
ISSN/ISBN: 0447-5933 Accession: 014522770
6 samples of high-moisture (3 with high and 3 with low contents of water-soluble carbohydrates (WSC)) and 3 samples of wilted Italian ryegrass herbage were chopped and ensiled in laboratory silos (2-1 capacity) at 3 levels of initial air inclusion adjusted by consolidation of the ensiled material to give 300, 450 or 600 kg/m3. Some silos were evacuated and re-sealed, while the remainder were allowed to remain unsealed for 3 days. All silos were kept at 25 degrees G for 3 weeks.