Training in Forages for Producers and Land Managers (Afternoon Session), Feb. 13, 2019

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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 is designed for Livestock Producers and Land Managers.

Location, Date, and Time
N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Piedmont Research Station, Salisbury, NC,(8530 Sherrills Ford Rd, Salisbury, NC 28147), Feb. 13, 2019, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

REGISTRATION FOR ON-SITE AND ONLINE ATTENDANCE REQUIRED (Limited to 50 participants). Register online.


2 p.m.          Registration and visit with sponsors.

2:15 p.m.           Welcome and Remarks

2:20 p.m.         Visit to forage variety and research plots

3 p.m.          Update on forage variety plots (productivity and weed infestation) for tall fescue and orchardgrass, and ryegrass, alfalfa, and alfalfa-grass mixtures plots – Miguel S. Castillo, NC State University

3:20 p.m.           Matching forage nutritive value of cool-season forages with livestock (beef, dairy, horses, and small ruminants) needs – Deidre Harmon, NC State University

3:40 p.m.          Biology and ecology of cool-season weeds that compete during establishment and maintenance of cool-season annual and perennial forages – Ramon Leon, NC State University

4:20 p.m.           Break and visit with sponsors

4:40 p.m.           Herbicide options to control weed competition during establishment and maintenance of cool-season annual and perennial forages – Fred Yelverton, NC State University

5:20 p.m.           Closing remarks

 Pesticide credits pending (2 hr; O, X, D, N)

For details, contact these N.C. Cooperative Extension offices: Alexander, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Davidson, Iredell, Rowan, and Wilkes.