Base your decision to buy a silage inoculant on product quality and efficacy, says Terry Owen, research and technology director for Ecosyl Products Inc. Here are some key criteria to consider when selecting a silage inoculant:

  • Look for a product with a good shelf life and tank-mix life.
  • Choose a product backed by sound science from university or research institute trials.
  • Make sure the product is effective under a wide range of conditions and crop types.
  • Request independent data on fermentation, dry-matter losses and animal performance from the company.