Media features UMaine research about preservatives and grass hay

The Bangor Daily News, Morning Ag Clips and Seed Today reported on a University of Maine study that shows certain preservatives are more helpful than others in keeping high-moisture hay mold-free — and that grass hays are more responsive to these treatments, compared to alfalfa. “We expect a higher application rate as the legume component increases in the bale. Legumes are essential in herbivore nutrition, we just have to improve our ability to better preserve their higher quality,” said Juan Romero, UMaine associate professor of animal nutrition and an author of the study.