dentifying forage plants in pastures
Have you ever wondered just what all those plant species are in your pasture or hayfield? Kim Cassida, Michigan State University forage specialist, will help Ag Expo visitors learn how to identify desirable forage species and how to tell the difference between grasses, legumes and forbs. On-site demonstration forage plots will provide hands-on practice to hone identification skills.
The session will begin at 12:30 p.m. each day of Ag Expo at the Crop and Soil Science Corner.
Check soybean disease management off your list this growing season
Are seedling diseases occurring unnoticed in your soybean fields? Is soybean sudden death syndrome or white mold cutting into top yields late in the season? In partnership with the Michigan Soybean Checkoff Program, MSU plant pathologist Martin Chilvers will discuss management tips to prevent infections as well as disease diagnosis in the field and solutions to reaffirm top yields after disease discovery. Visitors will leave this interactive session with practical information that will enable them to improve their farms' management of soybean diseases.
Soybean disease sessions will take place at the Crop and Soil Science Corner beginning at 10:30 a.m. each day of Ag Expo.
Ag Expo runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 16 and 17, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 18. Admission to the grounds and parking at Farm Lane and Mt. Hope Road are free.
For more information about Ag Expo, call 800-366-7055 or visit www.agexpo.msu.edu.
The MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources sponsors Ag Expo.