Event Details

Date

January 30, 2020

Time

1-3:00 pm

Location

CCE Fulton/Montgomery Counties Extension Office
20 Park St, Rm 111
Fonda, NY 12068

Cost

This event is free.

Host

Central New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Pre-Registration Deadline: January 29, 2020

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Dairy Forage Options for Marginally Drained Land~ Fonda

January 30, 2020


The winter of 2019 pointed out the risk of growing alfalfa on somewhat poorly and poorly drained soils as stands were killed in many instances. But as competition for land increases these wetter fields may be the ones that are readily available for rent or purchase. This workshop will be an informal discussion of what you can do to make the most of these less than ideally drained fields.

Presenters:
Joe Lawrence, Dairy Forage Systems Specialist, PRO-DAIRY, Cornell
Amy Langner, Resource Soil Scientist, NRCS, Marcy, NY

Agenda
  • Assessing your soil's crop capabilities
  • Tile and soil health as options to improve crop growth and reduce risk
  • What crops that are appropriate for my land resources?
  • The concept of Core Acres
  • Alternative management strategies
    • Timing of planting
    • Tillage
    • Manure spreading
The full list of meetings are:
  • Monday, January 27, 2020 at Farm Credit East, 7397 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY 13329
  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at CCE Chenango County Office, 99 N Broad St, Norwich, NY 13815
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at CCE Madison County Office, 100 Eaton St, Morrisville, NY 13408
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020 at CCE Fulton/Montgomery Counties Office, Room 111, 20 Park St, Fonda, NY 12068
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Dairy Forage Options (PDF; 641KB)


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