FL-GA Corn Silage & Forage Field Day

Randall Weiseman Cattle, Florida, Georgia, Livestock

The 2008 Corn Silage and Forage Field day will be held May 29th in Citra, Florida which is a joint venture between the University of Florida and University of Georgia. Listen To MP3 Report (1:00 mp3)

The 2008 Corn Silage and Forage Field Day will be held at the UF/IFAS Plant Science and Education Research Unit in 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