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Vol. 10, Issue 2 (2021)

Impact of lactic acid bacteria and enzymes on the fermentation processes of sugarcane tops silage at a particular time interval

Nutan Chauhan, Digvijay Singh, Neelam Kumari and Nitin Tyagi
The objective of this study was to achieve the virtuous fermentation quality of the sugarcane tops silage by combining the most promising additives with the day of ensiling. Fresh sugarcane tops were ensiled in 3-L laboratory silos with enzymes (Cellulase+ Xylanase), enzymes plus Lactobacillus plantarum (C+X+LP), enzymes plus Lactobacillus fermentum (C+X+LF) and enzymes +Lactobacillus plantarum + Lactobacillus fermentum (C+X+LP+LF) for 15, 25, 35, and 45 days. Urea (0.5%) and molasses (1.5%) were added in all treatment groups. After storage, the silages were subjected to microbial and chemical analyses.
Results from the present investigation denoted that, fresh sugarcane tops had a low fermentation coefficient (<35) and Brix value. The sugarcane tops also had high structural carbohydrate content, with NDF and ADF accounting for about 77.10 percent and 42.01 percent of DM, respectively. Results indicated that the DM loss, significantly increases with increased the day of ensiling. However, the pH values of the additives silage decreased during the first 25 days of ensiling then tended to increase. The pH was significantly affected by additives, ensiling days but not by their interaction. All additives reduced pH and dry matter (DM) loss. DM loss was maximum in C+X treated silage and lowest in C+X+LP.
Consequently, among all treatments, exogenous enzymes and LAB treated silages (C+X+LF and C+X+LP+LF) were the best combination based on Flieg point and pH at day 25 of ensiling. Additives reduced the ensiling period and improve silage quality. Therefore, the present study revealed that at day 25 of ensiling, SCT silage achieved the virtuous fermentation by combining with exogenous enzymes plus LAB.
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Nutan Chauhan, Digvijay Singh, Neelam Kumari, Nitin Tyagi. Impact of lactic acid bacteria and enzymes on the fermentation processes of sugarcane tops silage at a particular time interval. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(2):332-336. DOI: 10.22271/tpi.2021.v10.i2e.5684
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