2019 Baleage and Silage Short Course - Forsyth, GA

Photo Credit: Taylor Hendricks, Doctoral Candidate, UGA
Photo Credit: Taylor Hendricks, Doctoral Candidate, UGA
Photo Credit: Taylor Hendricks, Doctoral Candidate, UGA
Photo Credit: Taylor Hendricks, Doctoral Candidate, UGA
Baleage and Silage Short Course - Monroe County

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COST:

$80 per person

(Includes Program Materials and Meals)

 

REGISTRATION:

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LOCATION:

Day 1:

Monroe County Clubhouse

52 W. Chambers St. 

Forsyth, GA 31029

Day 2:

Walters Farm L.L.P.

176 Walters Rd. 

Barnesville, GA 30201

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                        DAY 1

INTRODUCTION TO SILAGE AND BALEAGE

  • What is Silage? How Fermentation Works
  • Cutting and Wilting for Baleage
  • Inoculants and Silage Wrap Application
  • Feeding Baleage
  • Keys to Making Baled Silage

 

MANAGING FORAGE QUALITY

  • Understanding Forage Quality
  • Improving Forage Quality
  • Silage Fermentation and Characteristics
  • Balancing a Ration Utilizing Baleage/Silage Samples
  • Climate Outlook and Implications

 

AGRONOMIC MANAGEMENT FOR BALEAGE

  • Fine Tuning Forage Fertilization
  • Species and Varieties that are Best for Baleage
  • Methods for Vegetative Establishment

 

 

                        DAY 2

PEST MANAGEMENT

  • Problem Weeds and What to do About Them
  • The Uptake, Mode of Action, and Fate of Herbicides used in Hay Fields

 

LEGUMES IN BALEAGE SYSTEMS

  • Legume Options for Baleage
  • How to Fit Lecumes in your Current Systems
  • Why Legumes Fail: Common Problems and Solutions

 

HANDS ON ACTIVITIES AND EQUIPMENT

  • Forage Sampling Methods and Tools
  • Moisture Measurement
  • Soil/Plant Tissue Sampling and Results/Troubleshooting
  • Insects
  • Mowing
  • Raking/Tedding
  • Baling

 

 

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