2010 MSU Pasture & Forages Short Course
The following PDF files were presentations made during the 2010 short course:
August 24, 2010
- Dr. Larry Oldham – Nutrient cycling: Soil and fertility management in pasture systems
- Dr. Daniel Rivera – Complementing pasture-based nutrition and mineral supplementation for livestock
- Dr. John M. Riley – Economics Considerations in Grazing Systems: Cost and benefits
- Dr. Bisoondat Macoon – Practical considerations in designing a grazing System
- Dr. Rocky Lemus – Hay production and quality
- Mr. Jimmy Ray Parish – Forage varieties and evaluation
- Dr. Yoana Newman – Perennial peanut for hay production
August 25, 2010
- Dr. Rocky Lemus – Stockpiling warm-season grasses
- Dr. David Lang – How to manage, utilize and maintain legumes
- Dr. John Byrd – Weed management in forage Systems: Chemical vs. mechanical
- Dr. Stephanie Hill – Matching forage supply to animal needs
- Dr. Jane Parish – Fence, water, and shade considerations for your grazing system
Following last year’s significant fall armyworm outbreak, hay producers should be careful not to overlook another important pest -- the Bermudagrass stem maggot -- while watching for armyworms. While farm armyworms attack hay fields, home lawns, golf courses and more, the non-native Bermudagrass stem maggot is primarily a pest of hay fields.
CEDARBLUFF, Miss. – The Mississippi State University Extension Service invites producers to a field day highlighting stewardship in cattle grazing systems on June 23.
The Stewardship in Grazing Systems Field Day will be held at High Hope Farm in Cedarbluff from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will highlight conservation strategies that can be applied in small and diverse farm systems.
The Mississippi State University Extension Service invites beef cattle and hay producers to attend the Cool-Season Forage Field Day March 4 in Starkville.
A new online platform can help farmers learn about and implement management practices to improve profitability, soil health and land stewardship. Created by a multistate team of university Extension professionals and farmers, One Good Idea provides farmers across the U.S. an online classroom to learn through videos and podcasts. Topics include cover crops, conservation tillage, rotational grazing and nutrient management.
Lawns, pastures and even winter food plots are at risk as an insect army advances across much of the state in higher than normal numbers. Blake Layton, entomologist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said fall armyworms are the most damaging insect pests of bermudagrass hayfields and pastures