The Alabama Bermudagrass Hay Growers Summit is an intense, day-long program designed to meet the specific needs of dedicated and experienced bermudagrass hay producers.
Producers are often met with many challenges when it comes to producing the high-quality hay their customers demand. The summit will provide information that will assist serious hay producers in making sound, proactive decisions. Through a variety of speakers and presentations, producers will learn how to produce a desirable product in an environmentally responsible manner, that is sustainable and profitable.
Tune in on Tuesday
When: Tuesday, February 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT
Where: The Alabama Bermudagrass Hay Growers Summit is presented through Zoom, an online video presentation format.
New to Zoom? Visit the Zoom website to watch a video that will help you prepare to attend.
This is a free event, but registration is required to attend. The Zoom ID meeting number and link will be provided upon completion of the online registration.
To register, visit https://auburn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlceysrTMjGNckbffILkwVwNI3jPLPJl7r.
Topics and Schedule
Moderator of Morning Session – Gerry Thompson
- 9 a.m. – Welcome and Introduction of Speakers
- 9:05 a.m. – Control of Undesirable Grasses in Bermudagrass Hay Fields
- David Russell – Alabama Extension at Auburn University
- 10 a.m. – Managing Insect Pests in Bermudagrass
- Lisa Baxter – University of Georgia
- 11 a.m. – Soil Fertility Considerations in Bermudagrass Hay Fields
- Audrey Gamble – Alabama Extension at Auburn University
Moderator of Afternoon Session – Landon Marks
- 1 p.m. – Utilizing Cool Season Annual Grasses and Legumes
- Leanne Dillard – Alabama Extension at Auburn University
- 1:30 p.m. – Fire Ant Control in Hay Fields and Around Storage Structures
- Kelly Palmer – Alabama Extension at Auburn University
- 2 p.m. – Overview of Bermudagrass Varieties Commonly Found in Alabama
- Perry Mobley – Agri-AFC
- 2:30 p.m. – Cost of Production for Bermudagrass Hay Producers
- Ken Kelley – Alabama Extension at Auburn University
- 3 p.m. – Use of Poultry Litter in Bermudagrass Hay Fields
- Kent Stanford – Alabama Extension at Auburn University
Summary of the Day’s Events and Wrap-up of Overall Program – Kent Stanford
For more information contact Gerry Thompson, Landon Marks, or Kent Stanford. People can also contact the animal sciences and forages regional agent serving their area.