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2023 Managing Forage Crops Workshop

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Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
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University of Massachusetts Research Farm
89 River Road, South Deerfield, MA, 01373
Free (Lunch will be provided)

Animal operations are constantly seeking to reduce feed costs while maintaining high forage quality. The forage crop management workshop is a multi-state effort that provides the latest information about various aspects of forage production.

Speakers from UVM, UME, Cornell, UNH, and UMass will present topics all related to foraging.

9:30 - 10:00 am Registration, Social, and welcome 
10:00 - 10:35 am Weed IPM in pasture and hay fields - Carl Majewski (UNH)
10:40 - 11:10 am Ecosystem services of legumes in pastures - Jaime Garzon (UME)
11:15 - 11:45 am Optimizing the use of forages outside the grazing season - Joe Lawrence (Cornell University)
11:50 am - 12:20 pm PFAS contamination in forages - Rick Kersbergen (UME, retired)
12:20 - 1:00 pm Lunch Break (Lunch provided)
1:00 - 1:40 pm Perennial forages; varieties, species, and quality in a changing climate - Heather Darby (UVM)
1:45 - 2:15 pm Managing forage cutting height - Samantha Corcoran (UMass)
2:20 - 2:50 pm Fall grazing of intercropped brassica/oat/pea - Arthur Siller (UMass)
2:55 - 3:30 pm Crabgrass management for summer grazing - Masoud Hashemi (UMass)
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89 River Road South Deerfield MA