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Emerstorfer, F; Hein, W; Resch, R; Poetsch, EM; Zitz, U; Kneifel, W.
(2011): Application of plant-based antimicrobials for the growth inhibition of clostridia in pressed beet pulp silage.
J Sci Food Agric. 2011; 91(11):2038-2044 FullText FullText_BOKU

BACKGROUND: In this study the inhibition of hop beta acids on the growth of clostridia in soil-contaminated pressed sugar beet pulp silages was investigated. Hop beta acids are natural substances which display their effect at low concentrations. Fresh pressed beet pulp material was mixed with soil to artificially contaminate it with clostridia. Laboratory silos were filled with the substrate, stored at 25 degrees C and opened for sampling at 0, 2, 8, 15, 30, 60, and 90 days. The impact on clostridial growth during silage fermentation was monitored by determination of the pH value and dry matter content, as well as chemical analysis of the fermentation products. Throughout the experiments, the effect of a commercial silage inoculant based on lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and hop-resistant LAB were examined with and without the combination of plant-based antimicrobials. RESULTS: Results indicate that in contaminated silage samples without any additives high butyric acid contents occurred due to clostridia! growth. This spoilage could not be suppressed by the application of LAB, whereas the combined application of LAB and hop beta acids significantly improved silage quality, which was reflected by favourable organic acid composition (P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: The experimental data indicate that the application of hop beta acids improves the preservation effect of LAB in suppressing clostridial growth in silages and thus demonstrates some potential for the combined use of plant-based antimicrobials and LAB. (C) 2011 Society of Chemical Industry
Autor*innen der BOKU Wien:
Domig Konrad
Kneifel Wolfgang
Zitz Ulrike
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