Latest Silage Stories

2013-08-30 23:22:18

DMG Productions Explores the latest advancements in agriculture. (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 DMG Productions proudly announces an upcoming episode of American Farmer, which will air on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. EST on RFD-TV. From seed to harvest, livestock and more, American Farmer explores the people, places, and revolutionary technologies impacting all corners of farm country. In this episode, American Farmer audiences will learn about Bruno Rimini Corporation, makers of...

2013-06-17 23:18:17

Exploring the Latest Innovations and Advancements in Livestock Nutrition Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 Lallemand Animal Nutrition, a company dedicated to the development, production, and marketing of profitable, natural and differentiated solutions for animal nutrition and health, announced today they will be featured in an upcoming episode of American Farmer airing later this year on RFD-TV. In this episode, American Farmer will explore Lallemand Animal Nutrition; pioneers in the...

2011-08-11 22:01:08

Recent research offers new insight on the silage yield and quality responses of corn hybrids to seeding rates Recent studies report that corn hybrids released in the late 2000s, especially Bt hybrids, require higher seeding rates than commercial hybrids released in the 1990s to reach maximum yields. Expectedly, corn seeding rates in the USA have increased significantly in the past 10 years. However, limited data is available on silage yield and quality responses of recently released hybrids...

2010-06-29 09:40:00

Research from Queen's University Belfast has revealed the 20th century decline in the Irish hare population is almost certainly associated with changes in farming practices. The Stormont Assembly voted to ban hare coursing in Northern Ireland last Tuesday (June 22nd), but a recent study, funded by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) and published in the international journal Biological Conservation, suggests hares may join the ranks of other farmland species, such as the Corncrake,...

2009-03-04 14:16:04

A U.S. geneticist says doubling a certain gene in corn produces giant biomass that yields corn that makes good silage and also can be a good energy crop. University of Illinois plant geneticist Stephen Moose said the gene -- Glossy 15 -- was originally described for its role in giving corn seedlings a waxy coating that acts like a sun screen for the young plant. Since subsequent studies showed the main function of Glossy15 is to slow shoot maturation, Moose said he wondered what would happen...

2009-03-03 08:53:10

University of Illinois plant geneticist Stephen Moose has developed a corn plant with enormous potential for biomass, literally. It yields corn that would make good silage, Moose said, due to a greater number of leaves and larger stalk, which could also make it a good energy crop.The gene known as Glossy 15 was originally described for its role in giving corn seedlings a waxy coating that acts like a sun screen for the young plant. Without Glossy 15, seedling leaves instead appear shiny and...

2009-02-24 10:10:00

A Purdue University researcher says shedding corn stover saves about 40 percent of the energy needed to process cellulosic material to make ethanol. Purdue Associate Professor Dennis Buckmaster said shredding corn silage provides better access to cellulose, which is the main part of plant cell walls necessary to make ethanol. Buckmaster says he placed chopped and shredded corn stalks in water and compared the amount of leachates in each solution. A leachate is any plant substance that's...

2009-02-24 08:07:39

A Purdue University researcher has found a way to get more bang for fewer bucks when it comes to processing cellulosic material to make ethanol.By shredding corn stover instead of chopping, as is commonly done, about 40 percent less energy is needed to gain access to more of the material stored in the plant. Dennis Buckmaster, an associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering, said that by shredding corn stover there is better access to cellulose, which is the main part of...

2008-10-01 15:00:33

By GALLOWAY, Jill There is something of a stand-off between dairy farmers and maize growers as they try to sort out the going price for maize silage, says Mark Burke from Pioneer Seeds. "In the end it's up to individuals to pay what they think the maize is worth to them. But most dairy farmers are telling me that they can't make it work for them if they go to 30 cents/kg/dry matter." Mr Burke said last season, the drought escalated prices for maize silage and some growers wanted this...

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