Trial finds lemongrass oil controls mold, improves feed

Trial finds lemongrass oil controls mold, improves feed

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Essential oils derived from lemongrass reduce mold, improve nutrition of silage

The study, published in Animal Feed Science and Technology, determined that, as the inclusion of lemongrass oil increased, the amount of mold and yeast present in sugarcane silage decreased. The oil also reduced ethanol concentration and fermentative losses, improving the nutritional value of the silage.