Harvest alfalfa right to get good silage

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Good harvest maturity and moisture-preservation practices can overcome fermentation challenges that can occur when ensiling alfalfa, note experts at Pioneer Hi-Bred International.

Therefore watch crop-maturity level and harvest at 30 percent ADF and 40 percent NDF in order to achieve a relative feed value of 150. This ensures enough sugars will be present to overcome buffering capacity and achieve a desired pH of less than 4.5.

Proper moisture level for harvest will vary based on how you store it. Use the chart below to determine what’s right for your situation.

 



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