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
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
PINEY WOODS, Miss. -- Farmers preparing for the growing season will benefit from a wide variety of topics at the Alliance of Sustainable Farms field day March 29.
Subjects include spring preparations for grazing, growing quality hay, cover crops, and native plants and pollinators. Participants will also learn how to calibrate a no-till drill.
Every year, lawns and pastures become targets for late-summer grass-eating caterpillars, making it important to watch for the usual suspects and some culprits that are less common.
Cotton and corn acreage in Mississippi are more than 30% below March projections, while growers of soybeans and peanuts planted much more than initially forecasted.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Weather always plays a role in the spring planting decisions of Mississippi row-crop producers, but the market impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is another variable they will have to consider in 2020.