SAVE the DATE (Feb. 13, 2019) Forage Recovery Plan 2019 – Winter Conference

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Management Strategies for Early- and Late-Plantings of Cool-Season Forages in North Carolina

A wet fall 2018 not only delayed, and in some cases completely prevented, timely fall-plantings of cool-season annual and perennial forages in North Carolina. In addition, areas that remained flooded for several days resulted in permanently damaged pastures that will require to be re-established and temporarily damaged pastures that may need extra care to recover to its full potential.

This training for Extension Agents and Research Station Personnel (morning session) and producers (afternoon session) will focus on:

Image of forage plotsImage of forage plots

1) Update on forage variety plots for tall fescue, orchardgrass, ryegrass,
alfalfa, and alfalfa-grass mixtures.

2) Establishment and weed management options for early- and late-
plantings of tall fescue, orchardgrass, alfalfa, ryegrass, and small grain
forage cover crops (i.e., spring oats, wheat, rye).

3) Discussion of examples and specific cases for establishment and
maintenance of cool-season annual and perennial forages in North

Location: N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Piedmont Research Station (Salisbury, NC)

Date/time: February 13, 2019

Miguel Castillo (Forage and Grassland Management, NC State University)
Ramon Leon (Weed Biology and Ecology, NC State University)
Fred Yelverton (Turf and Forage Weed Management, NC State University)

DETAILED AGENDAS WILL BE PROVIDED IN THE NEAR FUTURE. For questions, please contact N.C. Cooperative Extension of the following counties: Alexander, Caldwell,  Davidson, Iredell, Rowan, and Wilkes.