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Forage Focus Webinars

Forage Focus 2014 Webinar Series

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Date Speaker Topic
March 12 Dr. Stephen Enloe Blackberry/Dewberry Control Update

April 9

Dr. Jennifer Johnson Summer Annual Forage Grasses
June 11 Dr. Stephen Enloe Weed Control Update
August 13 Dr. Kathy Flanders Forage Insect Update
September 10 Dr. Jennifer Johnson/ Dr. Walt Prevatt Winter Annual Forages and Economics
October 8 Mr. Kent Stanford Nutrient Management
November 12 Dr. Kim Mullenix Forages and Supplementation

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Mark your calendars for the The Forage Focus Webinar Series, held the second Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am CDT. Join us for timely updates on forage-related topics from members of the Animal Science and Forage Extension Team.

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Forages and Supplementation - Practices, Practicality, and Perspectives

Aired Live: November 12, 2014 @ 10:00 A.M. CDT

With winter right around the corner, many cattlemen ask what kind of supplement they should be feeding going into the winter months. Whether using cool-season grasses or primarily stored forages during the winter months, forages are the foundation of any supplementation plan. This webinar “takes a step back” and addresses what cattlemen should be considering when developing supplementation strategies that complement the forage base. In this webinar Dr. Kim Mullenix, Auburn University and Alabama Cooperative Extension Beef Cattle Systems Specialist, discusses this important topic in planning for the winter months ahead.

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Nutrient Management

Aired Live: October 8, 2014 @ 10:00 A.M. CDT

High fertilizer prices have many producers searching for alternative sourcesof nutrients forpastures and hayfields.  Poultry litter is a great option and is widely used across the state.  Join us for our October presentation as we learn more about considerations when using poultry litter.  In this Webinar Extension Specialist Kent Stanford, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, discusses some of the factors affecting poultry litter supply, provide suggestions for securing the litter you need and cover best managementpractices for litter use. 

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Economics and Management of Winter Annual Forage Grasses

Aired Live: September 10, 2014 @ 10:00 A.M. CDT

September is the prime time to be planting winter annual forage grasses.  Grasses like annual ryegrass and small grains, are popular temporary forage grasses used by producers during the late fall and early spring to extend the grazing season.  The utilization of winter annuals is not only practical but economical for the majority of Alabama livestock producers. In this webinar Dr. Jennifer Johnson, Auburn University and Alabama Cooperative Extension System Forage Specialist and Dr. Walt Prevatt, Auburn University and Alabama Cooperative Extension System Ag Economist, discuss the economics and management of winter annual forage grasses!

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Forage Insect Update

Aired Live: August 13, 2014 @ 10:00 A.M. CDT

August is an important time to scout forages for insects. This webinar is update on insect pests attacking pastures and hayfields in the Southeast. Delivered by Dr. Kathy Flanders, Auburn University and Alabama Cooperative Extension System Forage Entomologist, this webinar will show where fall armyworms have been reported, and also discuss how to scout for and control insects such as fall armyworm, grubworms,and bermudagrass stem maggot. Lastly, information will be provided on fire ant control materials that are legal to use in pastures and hayfields.

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Weed Control Update

Summer is fast approaching and pasture weeds are going wild! Tune in for an update on weed control for several key summer pasture and hayfield species. Topics include pigweed, marshelder, croton, horsenettle, dogfennel, johnsongrass, and many more! The third webinar of 2014 will be the return of Dr. Stephen Enloe, Auburn University and Alabama Cooperative Extension System Weed Specialist.

Aired Live: June 11, 2014 @ 10:00 A.M. CDT

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Summer Annual Forage Grasses

The second webinar of 2014 will be the return of Dr. Jennifer Johnson, Auburn University and Alabama Cooperative Extension System Forage Specialist. Warm season “summer” annual grasses are popular temporary forage grasses used by producers during the late spring and summer.  While they have multiple uses (i.e. hay, grazing, silage) there are some precautions when working with these grasses.  Join Dr. Jennifer Johnson as she discusses some of the basics of summer annual grass establishment and management, and addresses precautionary considerations when managing these grasses.

Aired Live: April 9, 2014 @ 10:00 am CDT

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Blackberry and Dewberry Control Update

The first webinar of 2014 will be the return of Dr. Stephen Enloe and a discussion on weed control! Blackberry and dewberry are two very frustrating problems for forage producers in Alabama. This webinar will cover identification and management options to address these troublesome weeds in pastures and hayfields. Bring your questions and plan to participate in this webinar!

Aired Live: March 12, 2014 @ 10:00 am CDT

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