Silage harvest needs to be fast, but not so fast that you don’t take a few minutes to check kernel processor accuracy. Dr. Brian Luck has created an in-field kernel assessment that’s as easy as taking a picture.
It’s worth repeating: air is the enemy of high-quality silage. As silage is opened and fed, it is once again exposed to air, and oxygen allows aerobic organisms that survived the ensiling process — such as bacilli,
John Deere has added forage accessories to it’s Worksite Pro attachments line, including two silage defacers (AD7 and AD11), five bale spears (AB21, AB31, AB32, AB42 and AB43) and a bale hugger (AH80).
Ensiling high-moisture corn (HMC) offers beef and dairy producers with an on-farm source of high energy feed. However, in addition to often being prone to aerobic deterioration, a cool growing season and late harvest ca