The University of Florida and the University of Georgia are hosting the 2012 Corn Silage and Forage Field Day on May 24, 2012 at the Plant Science Research and Education Unit in Citra Florida.
The event includes variety test plot tours, field demonstrations, and presentations related to weed control, forage preservation, and grazing management. For more information download the Corn Silage Field Day Brochure. Please direct questions to Jose Santos at 352-392-1958 extension 251, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location of the Plant Science Research and Education Unit is Approximately 20 miles south of Gainesville and 20 miles north of Ocala. From I-75 take Exit 368, turn east on CR 318, travel 3 miles to US 441 then continue on CR 318 for 2 miles. Look for the PSREU entrance on the right.
Field Day Agenda (Eastern Time)
7:30 AM Registration
8:00 Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Geoff Dahl, Chair, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida
8:15 Tour variety test plots
9:40-10:10 Alternative Methods to Preserve and Feed Corn Grain and Silage (shredlage and snaplage) – Dr. Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois, Urbana
10:10-10:30 Managing forage for single digit shrink loss in bunker silos and drive-over piles – Dr. Keith
Bolsen, Kansas State University, Manhattan
10:45-11:30 Educational Stops (Attend 2 of 3 presentations)
A. Agronomic Issues: Update on Herbicide Use and Weed Control in Corn and Forage Sorghum –Dr. Jason Ferrell, University of Florida, Gainesville
B. Forage Preservation: Silage and Haylage of Warm-Season Grasses – Dr. João Vendramini,
University of Florida, Ona
C. Grazing Management: Management of Forages for Grazing – Dr. Lynn Sollenberger, University of Florida, Gainesville
11:30 Visit exhibitors
1:15 Field Demonstrations