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  1. Vol. 49 No. 9, p. 483-485
     
    Received: Feb 23, 1957


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doi:10.2134/agronj1957.00021962004900090006x

The Use of Antibiotics in the Making of Silage1

  1. S. T. Dexter22

Synopsis

Synopsis

Chopped alfalfa was treated with several antibiotics in concentration of from 1 to 200 parts per million before being ensiled in containers ranging from one quart to 40 tons capacity. In the first year, the initiation of fermentation was greatly delayed by antibiotic treatment, with ultimately much improved silage resulting; in 1955 and 1956, no differences between treated and untreated silages were observed.

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