Making and feeding quality horse hay will be held Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Stony Point Ruritan Club. Come and discuss new herbicide options for foxtail control, weed control and fertility update in hay pasture, hay quality evaluation, and hay feeding. Click here for more information Making and Feeding Quality Horse Hay 2016
Program to be held at VT McCormick Farm on August 30, 2016. Featuring a demo of new herbicide options for foxtail control in hay and pasture. Contact Matt Booher at 540-245-5750 or email him at email@example.com for more information or click Making and feeding quality horse hay – Producers flyer.
September 1, 2016 3:30-5:00 pm Pre-tour option at Beck-n-Rich Farm Featuring: forage sorghums for silage & baleage 5:00-5:30 pm Registration at Virginia Tech McCormick Farm 5:30-6:15 pm Dinner 6:15-7:30 pm Tour: – summer stockpiling for late-summer grazing, – crabgrass, lespedeza, & summer annual forages – building drought resistance with healthy soils For more information click here SUMMER FORAGE TOUR
The Virginia Forage and Grassland Council is currently working with John Fant who co-owns and operates Summerfield farm in Independence, Virginia. Summer Field farm is a grass-fed and grass-finished beef cattle operation. John, a veteran of the United States Army, has been farming full time since 2013, but Summerfield farm has been in John’s family since the 1970’s. Continuous grazing has been the norm More →
On July 6, 2016, NCSU Extension Entomologist Dominic Reisig reported that the sugarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari) was found in Stanly County, NC. We first detected this aphid in Virginia in late September 2015 (in Isle of Wight, Prince George, Southampton, Suffolk, Surry, and Sussex Counties), and with its ability to spread and reproduce rapidly, we recommend monitoring for this pest in Virginia sorghum fields. Click for more information Sugarcane More →