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Quality Forage: Silage Fermentation and Preservation - AS1254
High-quality silage is achieved when lactic acid is the predominant acid produced because it is the most efficient fermentation acid and will drop the pH of the silage the fastest. The faster the fermentation is completed, the more nutrients will be retained in the silage.
Located in Landing Pages / Livestock
Quality Forage: Stressed or Damaged Crops - AS1256
Stressed crops resulting from unfavorable weather conditions require special management considerations. Yield and quality of frost and drought-damaged crops usually are maximized when harvested as silage.
Located in Landing Pages / Livestock
Quality Forage: Corn Silage Management - AS1253
Silage can be made from many different crops, although the ability to make good silage is limited at times. In North Dakota, corn is a widely used crop for silage. Worldwide, corn silage is one of the most important forges used for livestock.
Located in Landing Pages / Livestock
Quality Forage: Storage, Sampling and Measuring - AS-1255
Using proper sampling techniques is essential to obtain a representative sample for moisture determination. For hay, the procedure used will vary, depending on whether sampling is being done from the windrow, bale or stack.
Located in Landing Pages / Livestock
Corn Drying and Storage - AE1119
Corn producers have some control over corn quality through variety selection, timing and care used in harvesting, selection and operation of dryers and conveyors, and storage management.
Located in Landing Pages / Crops
Selecting a Sprinkler Irrigation System - AE91
The four basic methods of irrigation are: subsurface irrigation (“subirrigation,” which uses tile drain lines), surface or gravity irrigation, trickle irrigation (also called drip irrigation) and sprinkler irrigation. Of the acres currently irrigated in North Dakota, more than 80 percent use some type of sprinkler system. Statewide, the center pivot is the most popular sprinkler system.
Located in Landing Pages / Crops
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