Effects of compaction pressure on silage fermentation in bunker silo
¹University of Namık Kemal, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Biosystem Engineering, Campus street, Number:1, TR59030 Tekırdag, Turkey
²University of Namık Kemal, Faculty of Corlu Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University 1, Sokak No:13, TR59860 Corlu/Tekirdag, Turkey
³University of Namık Kemal, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Animal Science, Campus street, Number:1, 59030 Tekirdag, Turkey.
The aim of this research was to determine the effects of compaction pressure on maize silage fermentation under field conditions. The CAT 955 L type work machine was used for the compaction of the material. In this research, a pressure measurement system was developed to measure the compaction pressure in bunker silos. In bunker silos, 24 points for pressure and temperature measurement were identified. Chemical and microbiological analyzes were made by taking samples from each measurement point. The lowest temperature is measured in the back wall of the silo. There is a significant relationship between pressure and temperature. Pressure had a significant effect (P < 0.05) on silage fermentation. There was a significant correlation between regions in bunker silo and pressure (R2 = 0.914, P < 0.01).