Testing Hay Treated with Mould-inhibiting, Biocontrol Inoculum

  • 31 pages

  • Published: 1 Jul 2005

  • Author(s): Brown, S, Dart, P

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An antibiotic-producing, microbial inoculant has shown promise in earlier field trials in controlling mould development on hay baled moist. This report outlines the final stages of testing of the microbial formulation, HayRiteTM before release for commercial application. The project addressed quality control issues including those of animal safety and accumulation of antibiotics produced by the inoculum bacteria in animal tissues and undertook rigorous pre-release testing of the formulation in on-farm trials using farmers’ equipment.