2019 Forage Recovery Plan- Training for Producers

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The weather in 2018 presented several challenges for forage planting and production. Some producers were not able to plant in the fall of 2018 and planted late (if they were able to plant at all) while others lost their forage due to flooding and need to renovate pastures in 2019.

NC State Extension is offering a winter conference on Forage Recovery on February 13, 2019, at the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Piedmont Research Station, 8530 Sherrills Ford Rd. Salisbury, NC 28147 from 2 to 6 p.m.

This training is going to cover management strategies for early-and late-plantings of cool-season forages in North Carolina. Training topics will include the following:

  • Forage variety and research plots (tour)
  • Update on research plots (tall fescue, orchardgrass, alfalfa, ryegrass, and alfalfa-grass mixtures)
  • Matching forage nutritive value of cool-season forages with livestock (beef, dairy, horses, and small ruminants) needs
  • Biology and ecology of cool-season weeds that compete during establishment and maintenance of cool-season annual and perennial forages
  • Herbicide options to control weed competition during establishment and maintenance of cool-season annual and perennial forages

Two hours of pesticide credits will be offered for O, X, D, N.

Registration is free, but you must register online (limited to 50 participants).

For more information please see the event flyer.