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Experts converge to discuss forage
RAYMOND -- Forage experts from seven states will present current research and best management practices during a combined field day and conference Nov. 29 and 30.
The event will kick off at 1 p.m. Nov. 29 with the Brown Loam Field Day at the Brown Loam Branch Experiment Station in Raymond. The field day will dismiss at 4 p.m.
The 2012 Mississippi Forage and Grassland Conference will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 30 at the McKenzie Arena in the T.H. Kendal Agriculture Complex in Raymond. The conference will dismiss at 3 p.m.
The field day will highlight current research projects at the Brown Loam Experiment Station, including winter grazing management practices, herbicide trials and animal behavior research.
Conference topics will be presented by nationally-known forage experts. Topics include mineral supplementation of grazing cattle, native grasses as dual purpose forages, integrating summer annuals in grazing systems, clover system for the South, controlling fire ants in pastures, alternatives to managing tall fescue toxicity and the 300-day grazing system.
Pre-registration is required for both events and must be completed before Nov. 26.
More information and registration forms also can be obtained from local county Extension offices or from Rocky Lemus at (662) 325-7718 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathy Johnson at (662) 325-2311.