UF/UGA 2008 Corn Silage and Forage Field Day

Gary Cooper Cattle, Corn, Dairy, Field Crops, Florida, General, Georgia, Livestock

Gainesville, May 7, 2008: The 2008 Corn Silage and Forage Field Day has been scheduled for Thursday, May 29, 2008, at the UF/IFAS Plant Science and Education Research Unit; Citra, FL. There is no charge for this event, but registrations should be mailed by May 19, 2008, or faxed to Pam Gross at (352) 392-9059, by May 27, 2008, to ensure your reservation for a sponsored lunch. To register or to view the agenda, please visit http://animal.ifas.ufl.edu/extension/CSFD/index.shtml.

For program information concerning the Corn Silage Field Day, please contact Jerry Wasdin at jwas@ufl.edu or (352) 392-1120.
For registration information, please contact Pam Gross at pjg352@ufl.edu or (352) 392-1916.

8:00 Registration
8:15 Introduction
– Dr. Geoffrey Dahl, Chairman, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida
– Dr. Jerry Bennett, Chairman, Department of Agronomy, University of Florida
– Dr John Bernard, Dairy Nutritionist, University of Georgia
8:25 – 9:05 Corn and Sorghum Seed Reps
– Jerry Wasdin, University of Florida
– Don Day, University of Georgia
9:15 – 10:15 First Rotation
A. Fertility Efficiencies and Crop Alternatives for Reduced Fertilizer Needs
1. “Using Management to Reduce Fertilizer Cost”
– Dr. David Wright, University of Florida
2. “Getting the Most Out of Your Fertilizer Dollar”
– Dr. Glen Harris, University of Georgia
3. “Alternative Summer Annual Forage Crops”
– Dr. Dennis Hancock, University of Georgia
4. “ Improving Animal Performance with Warm Season Legumes”
– Dr. Gbola Adesogan, University of Florida
B. Managing for Drought Growing Conditions
1. “Feeding Drought Stressed Corn”
– Dr. Charlie Staples, University of Florida
2. “Economics of Sorghums vs Corn”
– Dr. Curt Lacy, University of Georgia
3. “Feeding Value of Sorghum and Annual Forages”
– Dr. John Bernard, University of Georgia
4. “ Feed Options When the Grass Doesn’t Grow”
– Dr. Matt Hersom, University of Florida
10:15 – 10:30 Break and travel to next rotation
10:30 – 11:30 Second Rotation
A. See above
B. See above
11:30 – 12:15 Exhibitor time
12:20 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 Field Demonstrations