Molasses and microbial inoculants improve fermentability and silage quality of cotton waste-based spent mushroom substrate.

@article{Kwak2009MolassesAM,
  title={Molasses and microbial inoculants improve fermentability and silage quality of cotton waste-based spent mushroom substrate.},
  author={W S Kwak and Yongkyum Kim and J. S. Seok and Young Kyoon Oh and Soo Mi Lee},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2009},
  volume={100 3},
  pages={1471-3}
}
A small-silo study was conducted to develop an effective ensiling storage method for the use of cotton waste-based spent mushroom substrate (SMS) as an animal feed. The SMS was ensiled with 5% molasses (DM basis), 0.5% (v/w) lactic acid bacteria (LAB, Lactobacillus plantarum) inoculant or 0.5% (v/w) yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) inoculant. The treatments included 100% SMS (control), 95% SMS+5% molasses (T1), 95% SMS+5% molasses+0.5% LAB (T2) and 95% SMS+5% molasses+5% LAB+0.5% yeast (T3… CONTINUE READING