THE USEFULNESS FOR ENSILING OF CHOSEN PLANT FORMS OF SPECIES OF SILPHIUM GENUS

2007, 8 (3)   p. 363-368

Jarosław Piłat, Włodzimierz Majtkowski, Gabriela Majtkowska, Jan Mikołajczak, Aleksandra Góralska

Abstract

Chemical composition and usefulness for ensiling of the chosen forms of species: S. perfoliatum was determined in different stages of vegetation. Forage fermantation coefficient of species form: I, II ,III during vegetation period from vegetative phase to seed setting phase was lower than 35. The fermentation coefficient IV form of species during the initial phase of seed setting amounted to 36,54, which ensured the correct fermentation. The high phenol acids content in I, II, III species form limits the possibility of using them for forage purposes. These species may constitute a potentially good raw material for the pharmaceutical industry.

Keywords

silphium, forms of species, stage of vegetation, coefficient of ensiling ability

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