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does the ensiling process leave seeds non-viable? :?:
 

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In theory the heat will kill them. In actaul practice, it seems like there are alwasy a few that stay viable. It seems like it's usually the more undsirable seeds that don't get killed.

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Thanks dun. Ahh well, the battle of the weeds never ends!
 

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pd":2wkaqdrw said:
Thanks dun. Ahh well, the battle of the weeds never ends!

We had 40 some odd bales of sudan baleage sitting in a hard to get to corner of a fescue hay field when we bought this place. He gave them away but several broke open as they were being loaded and since they were in a waste area I just left them. These had been put up two years before. Each of the places where we left the broken bales sprouted with sudan plants, this year a few more came up in the same places. At least it gives the birds some seed to eat.

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hmmm sounds like fairly solid proof to me - thanks again.
 
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