ANHYDROUS AMMONIA INJECTION INTO BALED FORAGE.

Clarence Alan Rotz, D. J. Sprott, R. J. Davis, J. W. Thomas

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Abstract

An injection system was mounted on the bale chamber of a rectangular-type baler to inject liquid anhydrous ammonia into baled forage. A high pressure syringe operated with the tractor hydraulic system was used to inject a stream of liquid anhydrous ammonia into the formed bale. This type of ammonia application to high-moisture alfalfa hay (20 to 30% wet basis) reduced storage temperature, increased crude protein and normally improved visual appearance of the hay. When wrapped in plastic, the ammoniated hay had a dry matter loss similar to that of dry hay; otherwise, loss was similar to untreated wet hay.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-69
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Engineering in Agriculture
Volume2
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 1986

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Rotz, Clarence Alan ; Sprott, D. J. ; Davis, R. J. ; Thomas, J. W. / ANHYDROUS AMMONIA INJECTION INTO BALED FORAGE. In: Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 1986 ; Vol. 2, No. 2. pp. 64-69.