Event Details

Date

August 27, 2018

Time

1-3:00 pm

Location

Mead Farm
244 Hilltop Rd
Sprakers, NY 12166

Cost

This event is free.

Host

Central New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Pre-Registration Deadline: August 24, 2018

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2018 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meeting ~ Sprakers

August 27, 2018


We will cover optimum harvest timing, kernel processing scoring, particle size, recent research on fiber digestibility, what effect this year's dry weather will have on corn silage quality and yield, bunker silo packing and optimal fermentation. We'll also discuss late season leaf diseases that always crop up at the end of the season, weed control, and nitrogen management.

While there is no charge for attending, we ask that you pre-register so we can be ready at each location and can contact you in the unlikely event of cancellation or rescheduling.  Deadline to register is the day before each event.

Register by calling CCE Herkimer at (315) 866-7920 or emailing herkimer@cornell.edu or online at the link above or fill out the form in the pdf and mail to CCE Herkimer.

The link above is to register for the Sprakers location only.  The full list of meetings are:

  • Wednesday, August 22: Tissier Brothers, 559 Clove Rd, Cobleskill, NY 12043
  • Thursday, August 23: Woodlawn Dairy Farm, 201 Dugan Rd, Richfield Springs, NY 13439
  • Monday, August 27: Mead Farm, 244 Hilltop Rd, Sprakers, NY 12166
  • Tuesday, August 28: Johnson Farm LLC, 4995 State Highway 80, New Berlin, NY 13411
  • Wednesday, August 29: Welcome Stock Farm, 283 West River Rd, Schuylerville, NY 12871
  • Thursday, August 30: Morrisville State College, Arnold Fisher Dairy Complex, Eaton St, Morrisville, NY 13408

To register for another location, see that location's event information.


2018 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meetings (PDF; 1217KB)


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