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Effects of Combined Starters Culture of Lactobacillus plantarum on Fermentation Quality, Aerobic Stability and Acceptability by Ruminant of Panicum maximum Silage

  title={Effects of Combined Starters Culture of Lactobacillus plantarum on Fermentation Quality, Aerobic Stability and Acceptability by Ruminant of Panicum maximum Silage},
  author={S. Omotosho},
2 Abstract: This study examined the effects of two L. plantarum starters that are physicochemically different on Panicum maximum silage fermentation. The grass was inoculated with approximately 10 cfu/g of the starter 6 culture. Aerobic stability, chemical composition and acceptability of the silage produced by ruminant were monitored at 15 days intervals for 60 days. The studies observed rapid drop in the pH of the inoculated silage to 3.90 at day 30, increase in the count of lactic acid… 

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