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Forage Focus 2013 Webinar Series

The Forage Focus Program is offering free webinars in 2013. Sit at your own computer and learn from the experts. Questions for the speakers can be submitted during the webinar via e-mail and will be answered during the webinar. Webinars will be archived for later viewing and contact information from speakers will be provided at the end of the webinar or via this, the forage focus, or the aces.edu webpage.

Soil applied herbicides for woody plant control in pastures

Spot treatments of soil applied herbicides for woody plant control can be a very effective method for many hard to kill species. However, it is easy to misuse them and cause significant non target injury. This webinar will teach you what you need to know regarding the use and recommendation of soil applied herbicides such as tebuthiuron (Spike 80DF) and hexazinone (Velpar L) in pastures. Instructor: Dr. Stephen Enloe, Extension Specialist and Associate Professor, Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University.

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Let's Get Fired Up About Stockpiled Forage!

Extending the grazing season has always been a challenge for producers no matter where they are located. In these trying financial times more emphasis must be placed on implementing better management practices, decreasing stored feed costs, and extending the grazing season. This webinar is an excellent opportunity for cattleman and forage producers to learn about this method to extend the grazing season.

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Controlling Woody Plants in Pastures and Hayfields - June 19th at 10:00 A.M. CDT

In summer, woody plants such as Chinese tallowtree, green ash, common persimmon, and Cherokee rose can overwhelm pastures. Additionally, woody vines are often very difficult to control in hayfields. A webinar entitled “Controlling Woody Plants in Pastures and Hayfields” will be held at 10 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, June 19. This webinar is an excellent opportunity for cattlemen and forage producers to learn how to deal with these weeds. 
Dr. Stephen Enloe (Extension Weed Specialist) with Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will discuss practical control strategies to minimize the effect of these hard-to-control weeds. Viewers will have the option of connecting interactively so they can talk with Dr. Enloe. Alternatively, viewers can watch the live stream and submit questions for the speaker via the chat session.

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Controlling Summer Weeds in Pastures and Hayfield

Summer weeds such as dog fennel, pigweed, horse nettle, and bitterweed can overwhelm your grass forages. A webinar entitled “Controlling Summer Weeds in Pastures and Hayfields” was held at 10 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, May 1. This webinar is an excellent opportunity for cattlemen and forage producers to learn how to deal with these weeds.

Dr. Stephen Enloe (Extension Weed Specialist) with Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System) discusses practical control strategies to minimize the effect of these summer weeds.

 

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What's the Real Cost of Making and Feeding Hay?

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It costs more to produce and feed a bale of hay than most cattlemen realize. Drs. Walt Prevatt and Jennifer Johnson from Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will help you determine how much it really costs to produce and feed your hay.

Biology and Management of Bermudagrass Stem Maggot

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Bermudagrass stem maggot, a new invasive pest, has been found across much of the Southeast. Drs. William Hudson and Dennis Hancock from the University of Georgia will discuss the status of this new invasive pest, and provide research-based information on what is known about its biology and management.


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