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Agronomy Journal Abstract -

Effects of Ensiling on the Hydrocyanic Acid Potential of Sorghum Plants1


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  1. Vol. 63 No. 3, p. 402-403
    Received: Aug 3, 1970

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  1. Glenn McCarty,
  2. Elmer Gray,
  3. Emerson R. Shipe and
  4. Leonard D. Brown2



Levels of HCN-p in plants of all sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) cultivars and stages decreased during ensiling. Small amounts of HCN gas were detected in the gases released during aerobic respiration, and in the gases flushed from the silo after the aerobic respiration period. The levels of HCN-p of all the forage sorghum silages approached 0 ppm; whereas, the HCN-p of the grain sorghum silage was 62 ppm.

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