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Time is a precious commodity for producers. But some processes have traditionally required plenty of this commodity. One example that takes a lot of time is reaching aerobic stability in silage, a process that traditionally takes up to 6-8 weeks. To help speed this process up while maintaining the high-quality silage producers depend on, BONSILAGE developed the new silage additive strain Lactobacillus diolivorans, a BONSILAGE product exclusive.

L. diolivorans effectively reduces the aerobic stability process time to 14 days. By cutting this time, BONSILAGE provides producers with the flexibility they need on their farms without reducing the quality of their end product.

“Our new strain gives producers the opportunity to quickly and effectively produce silage,” said Jan-Niklas Grund, Sales & Service Manager Silage Inoculants. “There are countless variables on a farm –some of which are uncontrollable– but with this strain, producers are better able to swiftly and effectively handle challenges with space and time in their silage process.”

Achieving Aerobic Stability

Silage inoculants are a common sight on farms – and for a reason. Using a silage inoculant containing a heterofermentative strain of Lactobacillus buchneri helps producers achieve improved aerobic stability through the production of acetic acid. One challenge with this process, though, is that it takes up to 6-8 weeks for acetic acid to traditionally be produced.

BONSILAGE’s new strain speeds up the silo ripening time, giving producers the flexibility to open their silos earlier and giving them the peace of mind that the silage will remain aerobically stable. The formulation also has been proven to help ripen silage faster than other products with subsequently high aerobic stability.

“Launching the unique strain L. diolivorans is a strong testament to the powerful R&D efforts at BONSILAGE. After many years of research and development, this strain has proven to be highly beneficial for fast silage fermentation,” said Pierre Frumholtz, President.

This reduced production time offers farmers flexibility they’ve never had before when it comes to creating effective silage. Visit to learn more or contact your local sales representative.

BONSILAGE USA is a global leader in forage additives. BONSILAGE USA is part of a family-owned group of companies, allowing for access to a unique global network of experts in the field of forage preservation research, development and in-house production of forage additives.

The BONSILAGE product lines include innovative forage additives that match any ensiling situation, maximizing alfalfa, sorghum, corn and grass nutrients preservation.