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Sugarcane Molasse and Whey as Additives in the Silage of Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus [DC.] Stapf) Leaves Melaza de Caña de Azúcar y Suero de Leche como Aditivos en el Ensilaje de Hojas de Zacate de Limón (Cymbopogon citratus [DC.] Stapf)

Lucía María Cristina Ventura-Canseco; José Alfredo Mendoza Nunez; Miguel Abud-Archila; Maria Ángela Oliva-Llaven; Luc Dendooven; Federico A. Gutiérrez-Miceli;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2012 Journal: Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 72, issue 1, pages 87-91 (issn: 0718-5820, eissn: 0718-5839, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, INIA
After extraction of essential oil from lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus [DC.] Stapf) leaves by steam distillation (heat treatment), large amounts of organic wastes are obtained. This by-product could easily be used as animal feed. The potential of sugarcane molasse and whey as additives to ensile lemongrass leaves was investigated. The vegetative material was obtained after essential oils were extracted from lemongrass leaves with steam distillation. Lemongrass leaves were chopped, mixed with sugarcane molasse and whey, placed in cylindrical plastic containers, hermetically closed. The experimental design for pH optimization was a response surface 3-level factori...
free text keywords: calidad del ensilado, metodología de superficie de respuesta, pH, ácido láctico, Silage quality, response surface methodology, pH, lactic acid, lcsh:Agriculture, lcsh:S, lcsh:Environmental sciences, lcsh:GE1-350
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