Journal article

The Effect of Adding Wheat Stalk and Molasses to Potato Leaves and Stems on Silage Chemical Composition and Fermentation Quality

FF Zhao, O Al-Marashdeh, C Zheng, YL Guo, L Cheng

PHILIPPINE AGRICULTURAL SCIENTIST | UNIV PHILIPPINES LOS BANOS | Published : 2019

Abstract

The study investigated the effects of adding wheat stalk and molasses to potato leaves and stems on silage fermentation quality. Potato leaves and stems were treated (fresh weight basis) for ensiling without additives (control), with 20% wheat stalk (W), and with 1%, 3%, and 5% molasses and 20% wheat stalk (WM1, WM3, and WM5, respectively). The nutritional compositions of raw materials and silage and fermentation quality were analyzed. Adding 20% wheat stalk could significantly reduce the pH value and acetic acid content in comparison with no additives. Adding molasses resulted in lower pH value and NH3-N content, higher lactic acid content, compared with the 20% wheat stalk group and the co..

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Grants

Awarded by Discipline construction fund project of Gansu Agricultural University


Funding Acknowledgements

The financial support from the Discipline construction fund project of Gansu Agricultural University (GAU-XKJS-2018-019).