GEM Dust Mold Inhibitors

Tractor silaging a field

Mold can wreak havoc on your hay. That mold growth produces heat, carbon dioxide and water, which damages your hay. Moldy hay can then lead to nutrient loss and produce dust. To protect the quality and nutrient value of your alfalfa and timothy hay, your farm can use GEM Dust, our mold growth inhibitor and preferred forage additive. 

GEM Dust is designed to help reduce mold population in a mixture of alfalfa and timothy hay bale at 18-25% moisture.

In-house produced mold inhibitor & Hay preservative

  • Allows you to bale at 18 – 25% moisture, so you do not have to wait for that one perfect day
  • Uses lactic acid, which is harmless to animals and people
  • Non-corrosive to equipment
  • Easy to apply as there is no need to haul water or mix
  • Available in a soluble option if you are already set up for acid application
  • Affordable GEM Dust Plus applicators are also available

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GEM Dust Plus Soluble

  • Directions For Use: Mix 5 g of product with 2 litres of clean water and disperse GEM Dust Plus uniformly on one metric tonne of green matter.
  • Guaranteed Analysis: Minimum number of bacteria 2 x 1010 cfu/g from: Bacillus species 1.5 x 1010 cfu/g and lactic acid bacteria 5 x 109 cfu/g.
  • GEM Dust Ingredients: Bacillus Subtilis culture dehydrated, Pediococcus Pentosaceus culture dehydrated, Lactobacillus Plantarum culture dehydrated
  • GEM Dust Storage: Store in a dry, cool place and reseal immediately when not in use.

GEM Dust Plus Granular

  • Directions For Use: Disperse GEM Dust Plus uniformly at 250g per metric tonne of forage before bailing at 18 - 25% moisture.
  • Guaranteed Analysis: Total minimum number of bacteria 4/10 cfu/g from: Bacillus species 3 x 10 cfu/g and lactic acid bacteria 1/10 cfu/g.
  • GEM Dust Ingredients:    Limestone, Bacillus culture dehydrated, Pediococcus culture dehydrated, Lactobacillus culture dehydrated, silicon dioxide.
  • GEM Dust Storage: Store in a dry, cool place and reseal immediately when not in use.

Gandy® Forage Additive Applicator

The Gandy® Forage Additive Applicator precisely delivers ingredients to preserve or strengthen feedstuffs. The translucent hopper allows you to check on the remaining volume easily. It also includes a precision cam gauge to regulate the openings in the spouts to ensure that you are applying Gem Dust at the recommended rate for your operation.

Available in:

  • 45 lb. capacity Poly-Cam
  • 100 lb. capacity Poly-Cam

Gem Silage Products has five warehouses and 40+ dealers across Canada to ensure that you get your Gandy Applicators when and where you need them.