FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I treat a green crop?


No. All grain products treated with Home n Dry must be fully ripened and must not contain any green grains.




How long do I leave it under a sheet?


Depending on the moisture content, at least 2 weeks (contact Five F outside of this guideline). The sheet can then be removed after at least 2 weeks if it is covered and water-free.




Moisture content and application rate


This is a minimum application policy. The harvest can be treated with a higher application rate in order to increase the protein content. For cereals under 15% or over 25%, you should seek advice from FiveF before proceeding.




What type of grain can Home n 'Dry be used on?


Alkagrain can be made from any mature grain - wheat, barley, triticale, oats, rye and maize.




What pH should products treated with Home n 'Dry have?


Ideally between 8.5 and 9.2 pH




What is the advantage of an alkaline pH?


A rumen is most efficient at a more neutral pH around 6.2. Most ruminant feed is acidic. Adding alkaline feed to the acidic environment increases the pH, which can lead to increased feed intake along with the performance and overall health of a ruminant.




Can I add more Home n 'Dry to increase protein?


Home n' Dry adds approximatley 1.4% (DM) protein for every 10kg applied. You can usually find between a 4.0 - 4.2 % (DM) increase in protein when Home n' Dry is applied at 30kg/T on grains.




To what degree can I harvest?


Fully ripened without green grains; You cannot successfully mix Home n 'Dry with cereals that still contain sugar in the grains (see Maillard reaction diagram below).





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