Five points to help assure forage inoculant performance

Trials help build confidence in efficacy of a tested inoculant; however, not all research may be as valuable as it appears at first glance.

Applying a forage inoculant to a crop at harvest requires a leap of faith, as the producer will not see the resulting silage until it is opened weeks, or even months, later.

“To get best results, producers should use inoculants that are proven with independent, scientific research in the target crop,” according to Dr. Bob Charley, forage products manager at Lallemand Animal Nutrition. “The trials should validate the efficacy of the product at the application rate stated on the labe

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