Dairy Cropping Field Day Set for July 1

6/14/2014 7:00 AM

Penn State cropping systems researchers and Extension educators will conduct a morninglong field day on Tuesday, July 1, beginning at 9 a.m. at the state Livestock Evaluation Center about 1 mile east of the Ag Progress Days site at the Russell E. Larson Ag Research Farm at Rock Springs.

Grains and forages typical for Mid-Atlantic dairy farms were produced with conservation cropping systems that include comparisons of crops planted after cover crops or no cover; injected manure versus broadcast manure; typical herbicide programs compared with reduced herbicide inputs; and integrated pest management versus pre-emptive insect management.

Yields and quality of all harvested crops were measured and the data were used to “feed” a virtual herd of 65 milking Holsteins and their replacements.

Registration and details about recertification credit offerings for CCA-CEUS, pesticide education, manure hauler, and nutrient management plan writers can be found http://www.cvent.com/events/lessons-learned-from-psu-s-diversified-dairy-cropping-research/event-summary-208e79e373f04d38b921e3014c8416ec.aspx.

To register by phone or obtain more information about the field day, call CVENT registration staff at 877-489-1398. Lunch is included.

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