Two different silage cover films, one made of standard polyethylene (PE) and the other made of Mater-Bi® biodegradable plastic (MB), with two different thicknesses (60 and 120 μm) have been compared. A whole maize crop was chopped, treated with a mixture of Lactobacillus plantarum, L. buchneri, and Enterococcus faecium, and ensiled in plastic bags with four replications for each treatment. After 55 and 110 d of conservation, all the silages were well fermented with no differences in fermentative and nutritional quality between the treatments, and few differences in mould count and aerobic stability after 110 d of conservation. These results showed the possibility of successfully developing a biodegradable cover for silage for 4 months after ensiling

A preliminary study on new biodegradabile films to cover silages

BORREANI, Giorgio;REVELLO CHION, ANDREA;PIANO, Serenella;TABACCO, Ernesto
2010

Abstract

Two different silage cover films, one made of standard polyethylene (PE) and the other made of Mater-Bi® biodegradable plastic (MB), with two different thicknesses (60 and 120 μm) have been compared. A whole maize crop was chopped, treated with a mixture of Lactobacillus plantarum, L. buchneri, and Enterococcus faecium, and ensiled in plastic bags with four replications for each treatment. After 55 and 110 d of conservation, all the silages were well fermented with no differences in fermentative and nutritional quality between the treatments, and few differences in mould count and aerobic stability after 110 d of conservation. These results showed the possibility of successfully developing a biodegradable cover for silage for 4 months after ensiling
Proc. 23th General Meeting European Grassland Federation.
Kiel, Germany
29 agosto - 2 settembre 2010
Grassland in a changing world
Mecke Druck und Verlag
15
202
204
9783869440217
insilamento; film plastico biodegradabile; qualità fermentazione
G. Borreani; A. Revello Chion; S. Piano; F. Ranghino; E. Tabacco
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