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Bermudagrass hayfield in Cherokee County Alabama

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

Morning Session

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

Afternoon Session

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

More Information

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.

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