Fall Pasture Walk – September 7

Thursday, September 7, 2017     6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Woodside Creamery
378 North Star Rd, Newark, DE 19711

Come and see how Woodside Creamery uses pasture to effectively feed the dairy herd. Learn how to identify weeds and how to control them in a pasture setting. In addition, the topic of integrated pest management on forage fields will be discussed. Hear how to take a proper soil sample and how to pick out the right fence charger for your operation. NRCS will give an update on the programs available for pasture planting. Experts will be on hand to answer specific questions.

The meeting is free and everyone interested in attending is welcome. If you have special needs in accessing this program, please call the office two weeks in advance.

Credits: Nutrient Management (1) Pesticide credit(1)

6:00-6:05
Welcome and Introductions
Dan Severson, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension

6:05-6:20
Tour of Pastures and Pasture Management
Jim Mitchell, Woodside Farm Creamery

6:20-6:35
Soil Sampling Techniques and How to Properly Submit Your Sample
Karen Gartley, University of Delaware Plant and Soil Science Research Manager

6:35-7:00
Weed Identification and Control in Pastures
Quintin Johnson, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension

7:00-7:15
Update on Natural Resource Conservation District Programs
Brooke Jones, NRCS District Conservationist

7:15-7:35
Integrated Pest Management in a Pasture Setting
Bill Cissell, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension

7:35-7:50
Choosing the Right Fence Charger for your Operation
Dan Severson, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension

7:50-8:00
Wrap up and Evaluations
Dan Severson, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension

To register or request more information, please call our office at (302)831-2506. Mark your Calendar and call to register by Friday, September 1!

Thank you and see you there. Dan Severson, Susan Garey

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