Roxana Zaharia (Miron)

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RESEARCHES REGARDING THE ACTION OF SOME INFLUENTIAL TECHNICAL FACTORS ON THE MAIZE SILAGE

Roxana Zaharia (Miron), I.M. Pop, N. Zaharia, A.C. Sava

Abstract
Research aimed at highlighting the technical factors influence the quality of maize and silo losses.The material studied was corn silage from different regions of the silos respectively: CS - silage covered with waterproof foil and US - uncovered silage (covered with 20-30 cm of chopped straw) has been introduced corn in different stages of vegetation. Samples were collected from the surface of the silo (50 cm deep) CS1 and US1, from the centre of the silo CS2 and US2 and the laterally sides of the silo (70 cm from side walls) CS3 and US3. Following investigations, it was observed that if not met the technical principles of operation of a silo, resulted in two silos mass loss of dry matter of about 14% of the total mass of the CS silo and 12.25% in the US silo, which is equivalent to 56 t and 79 t milk respectively.

Key words: corn silage, density, influential factors, losses