Ensiled high-moisture sorghum grain. 4. Fermentative characteristics of the two hybrids ensiled at two moisture contents

Hardy, C. (1974) Ensiled high-moisture sorghum grain. 4. Fermentative characteristics of the two hybrids ensiled at two moisture contents. Cuban Journal of Agricultural Science, 8 (1). pp. 85-88.

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Abstract

For previous parts see NAR 44, 5317, 5318.4. Israeli hybrid sorghum, Hazera 610 and 726, was ensiled at 2 different moisture contents. There was a significant fall in pH during ensiling from 6.5 to 4.92 and from 6.37 to 5.64 for H610 of moisture contents 52.9 and 37.0%, respectively and from 6.46 to 6.13 and from 6.7 to 6.07 for H726 of moisture contents 50.6 and 38.9%. Active formation of lactic acid occurred in both hybrids, but values were always lower for H726; it decreased with decreasing moisture content. The volatile fatty acid concentration increased with H610 of high moisture content but the reverse was true with H726. The NH3 and starch contents did not vary significantly with time. Soluble carbohydrates declined significantly, the fall being greater for H610 at the low moisture content and for H726 at the high moisture content. There were significant interactions between variety and moisture content for almost all of the chemical characteristics studied. Both hybrids showed a lower fermentation with decreasing moisture content of grain

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Institute of Ciencia Animal, Apartado 24, San Jose de las Lajas, Habana, Cuba
Subjects: Plant Production
Crop Improvement > Genetics/Genomics
Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2012 06:11
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2012 06:12
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/8092

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