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Urea Treated Wholecrop & Alkalage Farming Note

Wholecrop can be barvested at a range of dry matters. Wholecrop silages which are over 55% dry matter can be preserved by urea treatment. Urea treated wholecrop offers advantages over fermented wholecrop. Urea can be supplied in the form of feed grade urea or the product Home 'N' Dry.

This Farming Note covers:

  • How does urea preserve wholecrop?
  • Making urea preserved wholecrop
  • Cost effectiveness of urea treated wholecrop
  • Pros and cons of urea treated wholecrop

Issued July 2007.

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