Course detail

LZT5866 - Forage Quality and Conservation

Credit hours

In-class work
per week
per week
1 weeks
30 hours

Luiz Gustavo Nussio

To present, discuss and develop issues on forage quality and conservation, as well the impact of silages
on quality and safety of animal products. The critical analysis of experimental protocols aíms the
evaluation of the conservation process and feedstuff quality, looking for the knowledge of specific
methodology and the evolved scientific community.

1. Forage conservation principles
2. Microbiology of ensiling
3. Culture-based monitoring of silage microbiology
4. DNA-based monitoring of silage microbiology
5. Occurrence and control of mycotoxins in silage
6. Impact of silage on food quality and safety
7. Ensilage of total mixed ration
8. Probiotic potential of silages

Animal Feed Science and Technology
Grass and Forage Science
Journal of Applied Microbiology
Journal of Dairy Science
McDonald, P., N. Henderson, and S. Heron. 1991. The Biochemistry of Silage. 2nd ed. Chalcombe Publications, Marlow, UK.
Pahlow, G., R. E. Muck, F. Driehuis, S. J. W. H. Oude Elferink, and S. F. Spoelstra. 2003. Microbiology of ensiling. Pages 31–34 in Silage Science and Technology. Agron. Monogr. 42. D. R. Buxton, R. E. Muck, and J. H. Harrison, ed. American Society of Agronomy Inc., Crop Science Society of America Inc., Soil Science Society of America Inc. Publications, Madison, WI.
Proceedings of the International Silage Conference
Proceedings of the International Simposium on Forage Quality and Conservation