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    XVIII International Silage Conference

    24-26 July 2018

    Bonn, Germany

    Delegates from all over the world will gather together
    to share the latest research results in silage science.

  • XVIII International Silage Conference - Campus Poppelsdorf

    XVIII International Silage Conference

    Program

    The program consists of Keynote presentations
    by invited speakers, volunteered oral presentations
    and poster sessions.

  • XVIII International Silage Conference - Bonn at night

    XVIII International Silage Conference

    Conference Tours

    Five pre- and post-conference tours will be offered,
    covering different directions of Germany.

  • XVIII International Silage Conference - River Rhine

    XVIII International Silage Conference

    Conference Dinner

    There will be a conference dinner on 25 July,
    taking place on a boat on the river Rhine.

  • XVIII International Silage Conference - Get Together

    XVIII International Silage Conference

    Get Together

    On Monday evening (July 23rd) all participants are invited to an informal Get-Together
    to meet old friends and make new contacts in a relaxed atmosphere.

ISC 2018

24-26 July 2018, Bonn (Germany)

Group Photo | ISC 2018 | Bonn

Program

The program of the XVIII International Silage Conference consists of key-note presentations by invited speakers, volunteered oral presentations and poster sessions.

A sponsor exhibition will also take place during the conference.

The scientific program will be complemented by five pre- or post-conference tours covering different regions of Germany.

Starting with a 1-day roundtrip giving you some impressions of typical dairy farms in western Germany and cultural highlights of the skyline of Frankfurt, we will also offer 2-, 3- and 4-day-tours providing a broad variety of agricultural and cultural highlights, being typical for the different regions of Germany and some selected companies with focus on agricultural products and machinery.

On Monday evening (July 23rd) all participants are invited to an informal Get-Together which will be held at the

Institute of Agricultural Engineering
Nußallee 5
53115 Bonn
close to the conference venue.
It starts at 17.00 and some drinks and light food will be served!
Participants are invited to use this opportunity to meet old friends and get new contacts in a relaxed atmosphere!


More about the conference

Program

Keynote presentations by invited speakers, volunteered oral presentations and poster sessions.
Program | ISC 2018 | Bonn

Venue -
The University of Bonn

Campus Poppelsdorf

XVIII International Silage Conference - Venue

Address

Universität Bonn - Campus Poppelsdorf
Central Lecture Building
Endenicher Alle 19c
53115 Bonn
- Germany -

Contact

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Please contact us at any time:

isc@isc2018.de

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Tentary Timetable

Overview of the lectures per day.

  • Tuesday24/07/2018
  • Wednesday25/07/2018
  • Thursday26/07/2018
from 07:00

Registration (Registration is also possible on Monday, July 23 from 15:00 to 19:30)

08:30

Opening Ceremony

 

Advances in Silage Research I

09:00

PDFThe future of ensiling: Challenges and opportunities

09:30

PDFCarbon absorption in silages: a novel approach in silage microbiology

09:45

PDFFirst estimation and validation of a new model to predict dry matter loss based on temperature changes – I. A meta-analysis study

10:00

Coffee Break

 

Advances in Silage Research II

10:30

PDFGrass silage for biorefinery – A meta-analysis of silage factors affecting liquid-solid separation

10:45

PDFImpact of application of foliar fungicide on ensiling properties, feed value and microbiome of barley silage

11:00

Poster session

  • Advances in Silage Research
  • Economics
  • Miscellaneous
  • Silage Technology and Management

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12:30

Lunch Break

 

Economics and Technology

13:30

Economical evaluation of silages

14:00

PDFNew technologies to monitor and improve silage quality from field to feed-out

14:30

A new approach to assess feed-out rate in maize silage bunker

14:45

PDFCompaction and particle size distribution of maize (Zea mays L.) as affected by dry matter, chop length and intensity of kernel processing

15:00

Effect of kernel processing and acid treatment on fermentation characteristics and nutritive value of whole crop wheat silage

15:15

Coffee Break and poster walk

15:45

Poster session

  • Advances in Silage Research
  • Economics
  • Miscellaneous
  • Silage Technology and Management

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Microbiology I

16:45

PDFGlobal fermented foods: Ethno-microbiology to next generation sequencing

17:15

Estimating fungal biomass during aerobic spoilage of silage

17:30

PDFModulation of bacterial community and metabolome in whole crop corn silage by inoculating homofermentative Lactobacillus plantarum and heterofermentative Lactobacillus buchneri

17:45

Uncorrected silo management increases the risk of contamination of the milk production chain with Clostridium spp. and Paenibacillus spp.

 

Statistics and Experimental Design

08:30

PDFStatistics and experimental design in silage research

 

Emissions and Volatile Organic Compounds

09:00

PDFVolatile organic compounds: sources, emission and mitigation

09:30

PDFFormation of volatile organic compounds during the course of maize fermentation depending on sealing time and silage additive use

09:45

PDFVolatile organic compounds in silages – possible effects on intake and metabolism by ruminants and quality of ruminant products: a review

10:00

Coffee Break

 

By-Products

10:30

PDFEffects of dry matter, silage additive and bagging technology on fungal counts and aerobic stability of pressed sugar beet pulp silage

10:45

PDFDry matter loss, fermentation profile and aerobic stability of wet brewers grains ensiled with or without increasing concentrations of dry ground corn

11:00

Poster session

  • Emissions and Volatile Organic Compounds
  • Silage Additives

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12:30

Lunch Break

 

Silage Additives

13:30

PDFMethodology of ensiling trials and effects of silage additives

14:00

Protein degradation during ensiling comparing tannin extracts to conventional additives exemplified by lucerne (Medicago sativa)

14:15

PDFFibrolytic enzyme enhances feed efficiency of Nellore bulls when added to ensiling on corn-based silages

14:30

Impact of grass silage with high levels of propylene glycol on ketosis prophylaxis during transition phase and early lactation

14:45

Effect of wilting and additives on fatty acid composition of red clover silage

15:00

Coffee Break and poster walk

15:30

Poster session

  • Emissions and Volatile Organic Compounds
  • Silage Additives

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Fermented Feeds for Non-Ruminants

16:30

Fermentation of feed in monogastric animal nutrition

17:00

PDFGrass silage for biorefinery – Palatability of silage juice for growing pigs and lactating cows

19:00

Conference Dinner

 

Silage Feeding and Utilization I

08:30

PDFUtilization of silages in the diets of high producing dairy cows: Limitations and opportunities

09:00

PDFProduction and utilization of silages in tropical areas

09:30

PDFEffect of processing of whole crop wheat silage on digestibility by cows

09:45

PDFFinding a consensus on the effects of tropical legume silages on intake, digestibility and performance in ruminants: A meta-analysis

10:00

Coffee Break

 

Silage Feeding and Utilization II

10:30

PDFEffects of shredlage and long cut maize silage on dry matter intake and performance of dairy cows

10:45

PDFEvaluation of stylosanthes silage with varying concentrate levels in diets for beef cattle: intake and digestibility

11:00

Poster session

  • Fermented Feeds for Non-Ruminants
  • Microbiology
  • Silage Feeding and Utilization

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12:30

Lunch Break

13:30

Poster session

  • Fermented Feeds for Non-Ruminants
  • Microbiology
  • Silage Feeding and Utilization

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Microbiology II

14:30

Molecular techniques to develop additives and characterize the microbial ecology of silages

15:00

PDFComparison between a Clostridium tyrobutyricum-specific quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) method and a traditional method for determining total spore-forming bacteria in clover-grass silage

15:15

PDFBacterial and fungal population dynamics, fermentation, and aerobic stability of conventional and BMR corn hybrids ensiled at low moisture with or without a homo- and hetero-fermentative inoculant

15:30

Closing ceremony

Meet our Keynote speakers

Enno Bahrs | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Enno Bahrs
University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart

"Economical evaluation of silages"

Giorgio Borreani | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Giorgio Borreani
University of Turin, Italy

"New technologies to monitor and improve silage quality from field to feed-out"

João Daniel | ISC 2018 | Bonn
João Daniel
State University of Maringa (UEM), Brazil

"Production and utilization of silages in tropical areas"

Dave Davies | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Dave Davies
Silage Solutions Ltd., UK

"New technologies to monitor and improve silage quality from field to feed-out"

Sasha Hafner | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Sasha Hafner
Aarhus University, Denmark

"Volatile organic compounds: sources, emission and mitigation"

Kenneth Kalscheur | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Kenneth Kalscheur
U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, Madison, Wisconsin (USA)

 

Bärbel Kroschewski | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Bärbel Kroschewski
Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

"Statistics and experimental design in silage research"

Tim McAllister | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Tim McAllister
Lethbridge Research and Development Centre, Alberta, Canada

"Molecular techniques to develop additives and characterize the microbial ecology of silages"

Richard E. Muck | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Richard E. Muck
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin (USA)

"The future of ensiling: Challenges and opportunities"

Thomas M. Pauly | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Thomas M. Pauly
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

"Methodology of ensiling trials and effects of silage additives"

Jyoti Prakash Tamang | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Jyoti Prakash Tamang
Sikkim University, India

"Global fermented foods: Ethno-microbiology to next generation sequencing"

Karl Schedle | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Karl Schedle
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

"Fermentation of feed in monogastric animal nutrition"

J. Michael Wilkinson | ISC 2018 | Bonn
J. Michael Wilkinson
Nottingham University, UK

"The future of ensiling: Challenges and opportunities"

Ueli Wyss | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Ueli Wyss
Agroscope, Posieux, Switzerland

"Methodology of ensiling trials and effects of silage additives"

Registration Fee

Regular Participation

 

450

Day
Ticket

Available at the registration counter

200

Payment for day tickets can be done with credit card, PayPal or in cash

Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

John Deere | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Addcon | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Claas | ISC 2018 | Bonn
ECOSYL | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Schaumann | ISC 2018 | Bonn

Silver Sponsors

Konsil | ISC 2018 | Bonn
SealPlus | ISC 2018 | Bonn
RKW Agri GmbH | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Edilfloor SPA | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Dr. Pieper Technologie- und Produktentwicklung GmbH | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Schaumann BioEnergy | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Lallemand | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Agravis | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Chr. Hansen A/S | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Lactosan | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Passion AG | ISC 2018 | Bonn

Bronze Sponsors

Eastman Chemical Company  | ISC 2018 | Bonn

Organization

The XVIII International Silage Conference is organized by the University of Bonn, the Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture (LfL, Bayerische Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft) and the German Agricultural Society (DLG, Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft).

University of Bonn
Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture (LfL, Bayerische Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft)
German Agricultural Society (DLG, Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft)

Werner Brothers GbR takes care of the practical arrangements and the website and ticketing process.