Research note:

The effect of a lactic acid bacterial inoculant on the fermentation dynamics of Eragrostis curvula during ensiling

  • R Meeske Outeniqua Experimental Farm, Department of Agriculture: Western Cape, PO Box 249, George, 6530 South Africa
  • HM Basson
Keywords: bacterial additive, <i>Eragrostis curvula</i>, fermentation, fermentation dynamics, grass, silage, subtropical grass

Abstract

Reports the results of a study conducted to determine if the use of a lactic acid bacterial inoculant when ensiling Eragrostis curvula is beneficial in terms of the fermentation dynamics and the aerobic stability of the silage. Illustrates with a table and graphs

Keywords: Bacterial additives; Eragrostis curvula; Fermentation dynamics; Forage; Hay; Lactic acid bacterial inoculants; Silage; Subtropical grass; fermentation; bacterial additive; grass

African Journal of Range & Forage Science, Vol. 14, Iss 3, p.103-106
Published
2007-07-03
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1727-9380
print ISSN: 1022-0119