April 4: Evening Cool-Season Forage Tour, Mississippi State University campus, Starkville, Miss. 5 to 8 p.m. at MSU’s Henry H. Leveck Research Farm, sometimes called South Farm. Sponsored by the MSU Extension Service and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station. Topics to be discussed include weed control practices, alfalfa establishment in bahiagrass, grazing systems using small grains or legumes, and the impact of tall fescue establishment. Participants will also receive data from the MSU forage performance trials. This free event is open to the public, but early registration is encouraged to allow organizers to plan for the meal. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. Participants should gather at the forage unit of the farm. Follow signs that will be posted at the intersection of Blackjack Road and Stone Boulevard on the MSU campus. To register or for more information, contact Kathy Johnson, event coordinator, at [email protected] or (662) 325-2701.
April 19: LSU AgCenter Wheat, Oat Field Day, Macon Ridge Research Station, Winnsboro, La. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The field day will include both indoor presentations and field tours of wheat and oat plots located at the station. The indoor program will begin at 9 a.m., and field tours will begin at approximately 10 a.m. A sponsored lunch will be provided after the field tours. Topics scheduled to be covered include insect management in wheat, crop production and soil health under cover crops, wheat and oat variety trials, a wheat disease in production update, a fusarium head blight variety and fungicide screening, prescribed burn program and recertification update, Italian ryegrass control in wheat and control issues with clethodim. The field day will meet both Phase 2 and continuing education credits in the Louisiana Master Farmer Program. Anyone interested in attending or seeking further information about the field day can contact Donnie Miller at (318) 435-2157 or [email protected]. The station is located off La. Highway 15 south Winnsboro.
April 27: LSU AgCenter Beef and Forage Field Day, Red River Research Station, Bossier City, La. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the field tour at 9 a.m. There will be a sponsored lunch. Tour topics include: market outlook, warm-season grasses, vaccinations, pasture weed control, and coated fertilizer use. Approved for Phase 2 and continuing education credits for the Louisiana Master Farmer program and qualifies for four veterinarian continuing education units. Register by phone at (318) 741-7430 or e-mail Donna Haynes at [email protected].