Silage wrap is an effective, low-cost, environmentally friendly way to improve hay conditions and control weeds in various crops. The product’s value depends on the type of crop you’re looking to protect and the extent of protection required. It provides the ultimate low-cost cover treatment for alfalfa, broccoli, corn, cotton, soybeans, sweet pea, alfalfa, lettuce, radish, cabbage and tomato. Available in rolls or sheets, it can be applied over any crop, as it works well in confined spaces. It is designed to be applied with minimal damage to the crop (if any) and is resistant to moisture, fungi and insects.
Furthermore, silage-wrap is a strong, durable, layered material that performs well in square and round bale production machines. Features and benefits: Multi-layered, high-quality polyethylene, coated with nylon or cotton webbing for maximum strength and durability. Abrasive, resilient, low-abrasion, weed barrier, yet lightweight and easy to work with. Available in pre-coated and uncoated rolls, silage wrap provides exceptional coverage with consistent, high-quality performance.
Hay baling is a traditional technique of applying baled silage. Many hay baling methods are depending on the type of baled silage and application. There are also several other materials, including netting and rope, which can be used for hay baling but are not considered as beneficial as silica fibres due to their weight and difficulty in handling.
Five-layered silage comprises an open-cell (A, B, C and D) forage layer and two secondary sheets for the curing and finishing processes. Each sheet is attached to a fiberboard core. This type of bale has the highest moisture-holding capacity out of all the bales in the industry. It is ideal for drying more quickly and effectively than any other type of bale.
The recycling method of silage utilisation is growing increasingly popular among farmers. Due to the growing awareness towards minimising landfill usage and protecting our environment, more farmers are beginning to consider this alternative. Farmers have traditionally used sawdust from wood pulp milling machines to make forage for their silage. However, because this making forage is labour-intensive and time-consuming, farmers often find it difficult to continue. This problem was addressed by the recycling method of silage usage, where a silage bag similar to those used for making forage can be attached to the bales and reused for as long as necessary or until the crop is harvested.
With the prevalence of plastics and other materials that need to be recycled, such as peat moss, farmers are now turning their attention to this method of waste disposal. In fact, silage-wrap farming is becoming very popular in the field of Agro biotechnology. Biotechnology is the practice of breeding plant traits to create crops that are resistant to common pesticides and herbicides. The agricultural industry has successfully created crops that are more resistant to chemicals, which allows them to be used more efficiently. Farmers are now using these traits to make their silage more resistant to chemicals, which will allow the silo bags to be reused longer.
Plastic straws have also been successfully used to create a plastic baled silage. Straw is considered to be the best biodegradable material that is safe to use for baled silage packaging. It is biodegradable, and as a result, it does not add to the trash created by landfills. Many countries have banned the importation of plastic straws due to fears of the chemicals and metals contained within them.