Central Oregon Forage Day Program

Central Oregon Forage Day, Video Downlink

Saturday January 28, 2012

OSU Klamath Basin Research & Extension Center–Research Station Conference Room

Contact: Chanda Engel 541-883-7131

The OSU Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center will be downlinking, through interactive video, the Central Oregon Forage Day program, to be held on Saturday, January 28, 2012.  The program will be held in the conference room at the OSU KBREC Research Station Site (6941 Washburn Way, Klamath Falls, OR).  The program will run from 8:30 am until 4:30pm.  Timely research on Nitrogen Fertilizer application, Annual Grass Weed Control, Pocket Gopher research, and Salt Tolerant Forages are just a sampling of the topics that will be offered.  The Forage Day is sponsored by the Central Oregon Hay Growers’ Association in cooperation with Oregon State University Extension Service.  A $10 registration fee will be collected on site. Please RSVP your plan to attend by calling 541-883-7131. If you have questions or need additional information, contact Chanda Engel at 541-883-7131.  4 Pesticide Re-cert credits have been applied for (2 in the a.m. and 2 in the p.m.)

Program Schedule

8:30      Registration

9:00      Applying the Right Nitrogen Fertilizer– Don Horneck, OSU Extension Service,       Hermiston

9:30      Annual Grass Weed Control in Grass Forage* – Dan Comingore, Wilbur Ellis, Co., Madras

10:00     Fertilizer Update – Don Horneck, OSU Extension Service, Hermiston

10:30     Alfalfa Seeding Rate Effects on Alfalfa Production – Mylen Bohle, OSU Extension Service, Prineville

11:00     Pocket Gopher Control Research* – Steve Orloff, U. of California Farm Advisor, Yreka

11:30     Alfalfa Breeding: Past, Present, and Future* – Tom Miles, Producers Choice Seed, Idaho

12:00     Roundup Ready vs. Conventional Alfalfa Varieties: Results of a Survey and Field Experience* – Steve Orloff, U. of California Farm Advisor, Yreka

12:30     Lunch

1:15        Input Costs and Yield Decisions Using Enterprise Budgets That Include Ecosystems – Bruce Sorte, OSU Extension Service, Hermiston

2:00        Salt Tolerant Forages – Tom Miles, Producers Choice Seed, Idaho

2:30        Break

2:40        Oregon Department of Agriculture Update* – Laurie Gordon, ODA, Bend

3:30        Weed and Pest Control Panel* – Mike Knepp Wilbur Ellis Co (Madras), Scott Simmons, Round Butte Seed Growers (Prineville), Rod Fessler, CHS (Madras)

4:20        Wrap Up

4:30        Adjourn

*4 Pesticide Re-cert credits have been applied for (2 in the a.m. and 2 in the p.m.)

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About Engel

Ms. Engel is an OSU field faculty member in the department of Animal Sciences. She has a B.S (1997) and a M.S. (2007) in Animal Science from South Dakota State University. She is housed at the OSU Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center in Klamath Falls, OR where she serves the extension and research needs of livestock and forage producers. Her research has focused on investigating opportunities to extend the grazing season and low input methods to increase pasture productivity.
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