AIDCO will start packing a 1000 Kg corn silage bales, round bales wrapped by a stretch plastic film.
AIDCO started producing TMR feed in a 50 Kg bags and 1000 Kg bales
Since AIDCO is responsible for the corn silage process from the agriculture to the production then to the sales, we have the adherence to plant and grow high quality corn crop. AIDCO usually focus on five basic elements when growing a good crop.
1. Fertilizing according to a soil test.
For a soil test, AIDCO assures to indicate on the informationsheet for corn silage and state the anticipatedyield based on the quality of availablesoil resources.
2. Select the proper hybrid.
Studies show that corn hybrids that produce good grain yields also produce good quality silage. AIDCO after years of trials, it found that the Calcio corn seeds gives the highest yield, excellent quality cob, and smut resistance.
3. Plant at the proper time. May to June
4. Plant at the proper population.
Approximately 20 percent more plants when corn is grown for silage than when grown for grain.
5. Control weeds.
Weeds cause reductions in yield due to competition for nutrients and water. Herbicides may be used to effectively reduce this competition.
As known that Alfalfa takes a higher level of management than any of the grass types. The key why AIDCO is successful with alfalfa is attention to details because alfalfa is one of the more expensive and difficult crops to grow and maintain.
To produce this forage, a certain degree of management is required. AIDCO pays attention on three steps:
A. Establish a good stand
Select a well-drained soil, Fertilize and lime according to a soil test, Select a recommended variety, Place the proper amount of seed into a good seedbed, Seed at the proper time, and Control weeds during establishment.
B. Maintain a good stand.
Managed correctly, a stand of alfalfa should last five years or longer.
Fertility, Insect and Weed Control, and Reseeding a Thinning Stand
C. Harvesting at the correct stage
Harvesting is usually done when the flowering reaches 10% - 15%.
Vetch and Barley
When planting Hairy vetch AIDCO focuses on the following elements to obtain the desired quality plant.
Planting requirements: Seedbed Preparation, Seeding Date, Method and Rate of Seeding, Fertility and Lime Requirements, Variety Selection, Weed control, Diseases and Their Control, Insects and Other Predators and Their Control, and Harvesting.
AIDCO found that the most proper rate of seeding to obtain an effective combination between fiber, protein, and energy is 150kg vetch + 50kg barley per hectare.
A brief description on how AIDCO plant barley
AIDCO usually select a level area or field that has good moisture. We do not plant seeds where previous attempts to grow barley have failed. Diseases that are fatal to barley may still be in the ground. We Plant the barley seeds and wait the barley to grow. Barley grows best in cool ground--ideal temperatures hover right around freezing. Moreover, we arrange the seeds to have about 20-25 barley plants per square foot of space. Then we wait for the barley to sprout and weed the area if necessary. Finally we cut the barley when it reaches full harvest (or maturity) when it's golden in color and brittle.