Abstract—In humid conditions does not obtain dry forage. The best conditions for production of dry forage is silage. This experiment was carried out for evaluation and determination of suitable plant material for silage of berseem clover (Trifolium alexandrinum) in humid weather conditions. Berseem clover grown in the north part of Iran, with humid climate was harvested at 40-45 cm height. Then single or mixed silage comprising with different ratios of barley and maize milled grains (10 and 20%) and stubble of wheat and paddy (20 and 40%) were ensiled based on C.R.D. design in the cement silages (1 m3). The quality of silage contents was evaluated by thier pH, lactic acid and NH4, 45 days after ensiling. Results showed that the best composition for silage of berseem clover is the combination of silage with 20% of maize milled grains indices with pH 4.2; lactic acid 6.69 and NH4 1.48.
Index Terms—additive materials, humid weather conditions, silage, Trifolium alexandrinum.
A. R. Berimavandi is with the Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, Islamic Azad University, Rasht Branch, Rasht, Iran.
H. Akhgariis with the Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, Islamic Azad University, Rasht Branch, Rasht, Iran.
B. Kaviani Livani is with the Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Islamic Azad University, Rasht Branch, Rasht, Iran.
Cite: A. R. Berimavandi, H. Akhgari and B. Kaviani Livani, "Determination of the Best Method for Silage of Berseem Clover (Trifolium alexandrinum) in Humid Weather Conditions," International Journal of Engineering
and Technology vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 293-294, 2009.