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
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The National Association of County Agricultural Agents recently recognized a Mississippi State University Extension Service specialist for his outstanding efforts guiding forage producers.
Rocky Lemus, associate Extension and research professor, received the 2017 Achievement Award during the NACAA’s annual meeting and professional improvement conference in Utah. This award is given to agents with 10 years or fewer of service in Extension and who have exhibited excellence in the field of Extension education.
NEWTON, Miss. -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service invites anyone interested in growing the state wildflower, Coreopsis, and other beauties to the July 13 Wildflower Field Day.
The event will be at the Coastal Plain Branch Experiment Station in Newton and will include morning seminars and an afternoon field tour. It is sponsored by Keep Mississippi Beautiful, which is providing lunch.
Topics include native seed production, backyard habitats and milkweed management. Speakers are MSU Extension Service specialists and an industry representative.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Last year's drought will likely affect this year's hay acreage in Mississippi.
Rocky Lemus, forage specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said he anticipates about 690,000 hay acres. The state had about 750,000 acres devoted to hay production in 2016.
NEWTON, Miss. -- Forage growers looking to improve production and management of their fields are invited to a workshop in May.
The Coastal Plain Forage Production Field Day will be held May 4 at the Coastal Plain Branch Experiment Station at 51 Coastal Plain Road in Newton. The Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry and Experiment Station are hosting the free event.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Strong export demand for cotton and soybean is causing Mississippi producers to shift away from corn and rice as they finalize their planting plans for 2017.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Prospective Plantings report released March 31 estimates the state's growers will plant a total of about 4.194 million acres, a 170,000-acre increase over 2016 acreage.