UW research center near Lingle hosts annual forage field day

Extension forage specialist Anowar Islam

More than 11 producer, university and industry presentations plus field demonstrations are part of the sixth-annual Forage Field Day Tuesday, June 12, near Lingle.

Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the day concludes at 4:30 p.m. at the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC), said Anowar Islam, forage specialist with the University of Wyoming Extension and who is coordinating the event. Registration is also available at bit.ly/wyoforage2018.

More information and a schedule are at www.uwyo.edu/uwe/forage-field-day. Lunch is free, and RSVPs are requested by June 1 by calling SAREC at 307-837-2000, Islam at 307-766-4151 or the Goshen County Extension Office at 307-532-2436.

A producer’s panel discussion is in the afternoon, and other topics include: cover crops for forage; hay quality; low lignin alfalfa; soil health; how to manage weeds; irrigation strategies; potassium and harvest management; alfalfa, forage sorghum, chickpea, grasses and other forages; and integrating livestock into cropping systems.

Contact Islam at the above number for more information.