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AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— The annual Alfalfa in the South workshop is scheduled for May 7 in Troy, Alabama. Held at the Cattlemen’s Park, this one-day workshop starts at 8:30 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m.

Hosted by Alabama Extension, the training will include up-to-date research with alfalfa in the Southeast. A farm tour to Steve Stroud’s farm in Goshen, Alabama will follow lunch. The tour will feature a newly established stand and allow management discussions.

Program Topics

Program topics include:

  • Establishment
  • Variety Selection
  • Weed and Insect Control
  • Management
  • Research Update
  • Economics
  • Producer Panel
  • Afternoon Field Tour

Dr. Kim Mullenix, an Alabama Extension beef specialist, said this is the first time Extension has hosted the Alfalfa in the South workshop in Alabama.

“Previously, Georgia was the host of the series, using the model of classroom education and farm demonstration sites to create awareness about alfalfa management,” Mullenix said. “The purpose of this program is to highlight regional research efforts to bring alfalfa production back into the light as a potential part of our forage production systems in the Southeast.

“Better adapted forage varieties have made alfalfa a more feasible option for improving forage production and quality in the region, and could add value to forage systems in Alabama.”

Registration

To register, call the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center at 334-693-2010. The registration cost is $15. RSVP by April 30.

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