Film&Film wrapping: tested in the field
The science and production techniques used in baled silage production have advanced considerably in recent years with the launch of several next generation balewraps all of which work to improve silage quality whilst minimising forage losses. This trend looks set to continue with the advent of film and film wrapping, a balewrapping system rapidly gaining popularity across Europe that has been proven in a commercial farm trial in the UK. The Film&Film (F&F) wrapping system involves the use of a wide width polythene film, known as Baletite, to hold silage bale contents together before the bale is wrapped with balewrap. Thus, rather than applying netwrap to bind the bale, a polythene film is applied. Those testing the F&F wrapping system in the field in recent years realised that this technique has several advantages over traditional netwrap, but RPC bpi agriculture (manufacturers of Baletite) understood that, like all new developments, Baletite had to be tested by an independent expert in order to evidence its benefits.
Aplin, L. and Marcou, P. (2019). Film&Film wrapping: tested in the field. Acta Hortic. 1252, 1-4
baled, silage, balewrap, silage, forage, Film&Film, farm, polythene, film, Baletite, netwrap