Forages will be the focus of the summer field day Wednesday, June 24 at the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Marshfield Agricultural Research Station.
CALS entomologist David Hogg will review the status of potato leafhopper-resistant alfalfa, and discuss management strategies for resistant alfalfas. Extension soils scientist Keith Kelling will review the techniques and practices that can influence mineral levels in forages. CALS forage technician Kevin Silveira will update visitors on the latest alfalfa variety research and development.
Extension corn specialist Joe Lauer will discuss the variability in modern corn hybrids for silage yield and quality, and how to manage corn for silage. Dan Wiersma of the Marshfield station will talk about how central Wisconsin corn growers can benefit from the new Bt corn now available. John Peters, director of the Marshfield soils and forage lab, will discuss manure-sampling techniques that will help to ensure an accurate manure analysis for your livestock system.
The field day will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m. The program is free, and CEU credits will be available for Certified Crop Advisor participants. No lunch will be served. The Marshfield station is 2 miles east of U.S. Highway 13 (turn on 29th St.). For more information, contact the station at (715) 387-2523.