Designing an Affordable Silage Wrapper for Small Farmers

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2002: $763.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Region: Northeast
State: Maine
Project Leader:

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: general silage crops, grass (misc. perennial), hay


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, stockpiled forages
  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    New silage tubers start at about $10,000. The farmer, who has an engineering background, will develop a design for a simple farm-built silage tuber and offer the design and construction guidelines to other farmers so they can either build the equipment or hire a welder to build one for them. He will have a prototype silage tuber for demonstration and product development, and he will invite other farmers to his farm to see it. He will also work with extension to disseminate his results.

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