Making silage from Iowa's forage crops

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2011-12-01
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Barnhart, Stephen
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Proceedings of the Integrated Crop Management Conference
Iowa State University Conferences and Symposia

The Iowa State University Integrated Crop Management Conference is Iowa's premier crop production education event. No other program in Iowa brings together the diverse range of topics, slate of expert presenters and results of the latest University research.

The ICM Conference offers workshops focusing on the latest in crop production technology. Experts from Iowa and surrounding states will provide research updates and results in soil fertility, soil and water management, crop production and pest management.

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Proper ensiling is a controlled fermentation, which converts perishable wet forage plant material to a stable, stored feed energy source. Good ensiling management is required for high silage quality and dry matter (DM) recovery. To guide silage management practices, it is important to understand the biological and chemical processes that occur during ensiling, their effects on silage quality, and how these processes can be managed to help produce a more consistent feedstuff.

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