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Crops, Dairy, Livestock and Equine
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CDLE provides extension outreach information for equine, crop and dairy/livestock producers. Assistance is provided in development of production management strategies and viability assessment, and in obtaining information product quality, and environmental monitoring. The CDLE Team involves faculty and staff in the Depts of Plant, Soil, Insect Sciences, and Veterinary and Animal Sciences.

Current Newsletter: CDLE Newsletter 2015 Vol. 18:2
In This Issue:

Upcoming Announcements

2015 SARE Workshops

Dairy Margin Protection Program 

Dual Prupose Cover Crops for Northeast Dairy Farms 

Integrating Cover Crop Mixtures with No-Till Sweet Corn Production 

2015 Massachusetts Outstanding Dairy Farm
Dairy Event: Improving Dairy Productivity and Profitability

This full day event focuses on farmers and industry perspectives on robotic milking. We will discuss if robotic milking is a viable option for your farm. Come and speak with farmers who have the system in place to get the facts. Also, presenters from a multi state collaboration will discuss some options for improving productivity and profitability of forage production.

Fava Beans: Growers Guide in New England

New guide for growing fava beans in Massachusetts has been released by UMass Extension.

What to Know About the Current Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreaks

Since December 2014, USDA has confirmed cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 in the Pacific, Central and Mississippi Flyways (migratory paths for birds). The disease has been found in wild birds, as well as in some backyard and commercial poultry flocks.

There are three important things that you need to know about this situation.

  • Feb24
    10:00am to 3:15pm
    UMass Crop and Animal Research and Education Center