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Alfalfa Workshop delivered by distance technology

Posted by John Fulton -

Logan County Extension Office

980 N. Postville Dr., Lincoln, IL 62656


Friday, February 29, 2008


9:00 am Registration and Extension Office Check-In

9:25 am Welcome and Introductions

Jim Morrison, Extension Educator, Crop Systems

9:30 am Roundup Ready Alfalfa - What's the Current Situation?

(What happened to the trait, will it be available again and if so, when?)

Dr. Aaron Hager, Extension weed specialist, University of Illinois

9:50 am Ways to Speed Hay Dry Down

(Equipment, practices, and options for reducing hay drying time)

Dr. Kevin Shinners, Agricultural Engineer, University of Wisconsin-Madison

10:30 am Break

10:45 am Managing Alfalfa Diseases – Where to Start?

(Where do I begin to minimize alfalfa disease problems?)

Dr. Carl Bradley, Extension plant pathologist, University of Illinois

11:05 am Update on Nitrogen Credit from Alfalfa

(How much nitrogen does alfalfa provide to corn?)

Jim Morrison, Extension Educator, Crop Systems

11:20 am How Hardy is Alfalfa? – Lessons Learned from the '07 Easter Freeze

(How is winter hardiness measured, how does management affect alfalfa winter survival, and in the future can we minimize damage from conditions like the 2007 Easter freeze?)

Dr. Paul Peterson, Extension forage specialist, University of Minnesota

12:00 pm Questions and Adjourn

Pre-registration is required by calling (217)732-8289 before February 27.
(A registration fee of $5.00 will be charged and is payable at the door.)

Continuing Education Units in IPM and CM for Certified Crop Advisers have been requested.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact John Fulton, County Extension Director, to attend in Logan County.

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