UW president special guest at sixth annual forage field day near Lingle

Photograph of Anowar Islam speaking to field day attendees
Anowar Islam, University of Wyoming Extension forage specialist

University of Wyoming president Laurie Nichols is the special guest at the sixth annual forage field day Tuesday, June 12, near Lingle.

The day of presentations and workshops begins at 8 a.m. with registration and refreshments and concludes at 4:30 p.m., all 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.

“This year’s event is very demanding and farmer-focused, especially for those who want alfalfa and improved forages in their cropping/animal production systems and improve their yield, quality and profitability,” said Islam.

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. Registration is also available at bit.ly/wyoforage2018.

More than 11 presentations are planned.

“A wide range of forage-related topics will be covered by highly experienced experts including forage production and management, low lignin alfalfa, cover crops for forage, hay quality, soil health, weed control and irrigation management,” said Islam

A producer’s panel discussion is in the afternoon, with the forage field and equipment demonstration to follow. Seed suppliers and machinery dealership equipment demonstrations are planned.

Other field day topics include irrigation strategies; potassium and harvest management; alfalfa, forage sorghum, chickpea, grasses and other forages; and integrating livestock into cropping systems.

More information and a schedule are at www.uwyo.edu/uwe/forage-field-day. Contact Islam at the above number for more information.

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.

UW center near Lingle hosts sugarbeet micronutrient, moisture sensor workshop

Extension irrigation specialist Vivek Sharma. who is based at the Powell Research and Extension Center.

What micronutrients are needed and when by sugarbeets to get maximum yields and soil moisture sensor field demonstrations are topics of a mini-field day 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Sept. 6, at the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center near Lingle.

University of Wyoming Extension irrigation specialist Vivek Sharma will discuss micronutrient applications to sugarbeets.

Research has shown micronutrients can help grow bigger roots, increase leaf area and cause earlier canopy closure with an increased sugar percentage and tonnage per acre, said Caleb Carter, UW Extension educator. The project is in collaboration with Agriscience Technologies.

For the soil moisture sensor project, Sharma has installed several different types and will discuss the differences in their operation, maintenance and data interpretation.

There is no cost for the workshop but RSVPs for lunch would be appreciated, said Carter. Call him at 307-532-2436 to RSVP or with any questions.