Friday, May 27, 2011

Corn Silage and Forage Field Day

2011 UF/UGA Corn Silage and Forage Field Day

June 16, 2011

University of Georgia - Tifton Campus

Tifton, GA

7:30     Registration

8:00     Welcome and Introductions

Dr. Joe West, Assistant Dean, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia – Tifton Campus


8:15     Tour variety test plots

9:40-10:20       Educational Stops

A.     Agronomic Issues:

Improving nitrogen fertilizer use – Dr. Glen Harris, UGA, Tifton

Update on weed control in corn and forage sorghum – Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA, Tifton


B.     Forage Preservation:

Inoculants for preserving corn and bermudagrass forages – Dr. Adegbola Adesogan, UFL, Gainesville

Reducing DM and nutrient loss in high moisture forage – Mr. Oscar Queiroz, UFL, Gainesville


C.     Forage Utilization:

Use of byproduct to supplement forages for beef cattle - Dr. Lawton Stewart, UGA, Athens

Use of byproducts to reduce feed cost in dairy rations – Dr. Charlie Staples, UFL, Gainesville

10:20   Break

10:40-11:30     Education Stops (repeat sessions)

11:30   Visit exhibitors

12:15   Lunch

1:00     Field Demonstrations at Dairy Research Center

A.     Reducing feeding losses of hay – Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA, Athens

B.     Processing baleage and hay for use in TMR, Dr. John Bernard, Tifton


More Information on website Directions Exit 64 on I-75, north on Hwy 41 to RDC Drive, turn West and park at UGA-Tifton Campus Conference Center.  Shuttles will transport to registration and exhibit area.




Mary Beth Henry

Small Farms/Pesticide Licensing

Extension Agent I, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County

1702 HWY. 17 S, Bartow, FL 33831 T: 863.519.8677 x 102  F: 863.534.0001 

No Farmers No Food


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