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Sealing bunker silos: Effect on silage losses

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W. B. Hight, Madera County
D. L. Bath, University of California
Darrel Miller, Madera County

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California Agriculture 29(4):10-12.

Published April 01, 1975

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Abstract

Trials were conducted in Madera County to test the effect of covering and sealing bunker silos filled with either corn or oat silages. Lower temperatures within the silage mass and a considerable increase in preserved silage resulted from covering and sealing the silos with 6 mil black polyethylene.

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Steven Berry, Staff Research Associate, U.C. Davis, compiled and plotted the silage temperature data. Robert A. Parsons, Extension Agricultural Engineer, U.C. Davis, installed the thermocouples used in monitoring silage temperatures.

Sealing bunker silos: Effect on silage losses

W. B. Hight, D. L. Bath, Darrel Miller
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Sealing bunker silos: Effect on silage losses

Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article
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Authors

W. B. Hight, Madera County
D. L. Bath, University of California
Darrel Miller, Madera County

Publication Information

California Agriculture 29(4):10-12.

Published April 01, 1975

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Trials were conducted in Madera County to test the effect of covering and sealing bunker silos filled with either corn or oat silages. Lower temperatures within the silage mass and a considerable increase in preserved silage resulted from covering and sealing the silos with 6 mil black polyethylene.

Full text

Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

Steven Berry, Staff Research Associate, U.C. Davis, compiled and plotted the silage temperature data. Robert A. Parsons, Extension Agricultural Engineer, U.C. Davis, installed the thermocouples used in monitoring silage temperatures.


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