Top layer spoilage
Top layer spoilage is a result of diffusion of oxygen through the cover along with insufficient compaction. The growth of undesirable spoilage microorganisms may also lead to production of mycotoxins. The result is extra work to remove the spoiled top layer and problems with stability at feed out.
SILOSOLVE® OS protects your top layer
SILOSOLVE® OS is a powerful silage inoculant that combines the effects of rigorously selected, proven lactic acid bacterial strains with a unique strain, Lactococcus lactis O224, known for its superior oxygen scavenging ability. In combination, the three bacteria shorten the time to an anaerobic state in silage. The novel combination of bacteria ensures rapid reduction in pH of the top layer, which enhances the effectiveness of sodium benzoate as a preservative. Together with sodium benzoate, the bacteria inhibit growth of yeast and mold and promote fermentation, making SILOSOLVE® OS ideal for top layer treatment.
SILOSOLVE® OS inhibits growth of yeast and mold in the top layer on farm
Results from nine farms consistently showed reduced levels of mold and yeast in maize silage treated with SILOSOLVE® OS. The bacterial strains created the optimal condition for the sodium benzoate to keep spoilage microorganisms in check and the value of your silage well preserved.