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Alfalfa Silage Inoculant

Key Benefits of Sila-Bac® Brand 11H50 Alfalfa Silage Inoculant

Sila-Bac® brand 11H50 alfalfa silage inoculant is available as a water-soluble product in packaging suitable for use in tank mixes or with the Pioneer Appli-Pro® systems. It is also available as a free-flowing granular formulation for easy and convenient application.

Registered Product Claims

  • Improved dry matter digestibility

Speeds-Up Fermentation

Sila-Bac® brand 11H50 alfalfa silage inoculant speeds up fermentation and significantly reduces the degradation of protein to the less valuable form of ammonia-nitrogen. Excess ammonia-nitrogen costs the animal energy and can have negative effects on animal reproduction, causing high milk or blood urea nitrogen levels.

Reduces Protein Degradation

Sila-Bac® brand 11H50 alfalfa silage inoculant contains a unique blend of patented and/or proprietary strains of Lactobacillus plantarum formulated to help significantly reduce protein degradation. Protein quality can not only be lost through extended windrow wilt time at harvest, but through inefficiencies of fermentation.

Improves Dry Matter Recovery

Improving dry matter recovery comes down to saving more plant sugars, which are the most digestible carbohydrate in forages. Dry matter loss has to be replaced in the diet with more costly sugar or starch sources, not from the original forage.

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IMPORTANT: Information and ratings are based on relative comparisons with other Sila-Bac® brand forage additives within each specific crop, not competitive products. Information and ratings are assigned by Pioneer Forage Additive Research, based on average performance across area of use under normal conditions, over a wide range of both environment and management conditions, and may not predict future results. Product responses are variable and subject to any number of environmental and management conditions. Please use this information as only part of your product positioning decision. Refer to www.pioneer.com/Canada or contact a Pioneer sales representative for the latest and most complete listing of traits and scores for each Pioneer brand product and for product placement and management suggestions specific to your operation and local conditions.

Fermentation — Rate and extent of pH decline and the composition of fermentation acids occurring in silage.

Nutrient Conservation — Retaining more sugar/starch and reducing protein degradation by rapidly reducing silage pH.

Fibre Digestibility — The digestibility of neutral detergent fibre (NDF) by the ruminant animal expressed as a percentage of the total NDF.

Bunklife — Relative heat development compared to ambient temperature. Bunklife considers both how quickly silage begins to heat and the amount of heat generated while remaining above ambient temperature.