Can I use forage inoculant leftover from last season? It depends on the product’s storage conditions and shelf life. It’s important to treat these products carefully to keep them stable and, thus, alive.
The smell of normal, fresh silage should be minimal, but what if something goes awry and it’s not so minimal? Learn more about the fermentation process and how to assess quality using sight, smell and feel.
The ideal wilt window when harvesting small-grain forages for silage is at least 32% dry matter (DM), and preferably to greater than 35% DM, following mowing. Hitting this critical wilt window is important.