Florida sets Corn Silage Field Day

The University of Florida Department of Animal Sciences has scheduled the 2003 Corn Silage Field Day for Thursday, May 29 at the Dairy Research Unit in Hague, Fla.

Registration for the field day will begin at 8 a.m., followed by field demonstrations from 8:20 until 9:15 a.m. These demonstrations will include corn varieties — including Roundup Ready, Bt and double-stack, equipment demonstrations, calibrations and 15-inch and twin-row corn. Also featured will be silage processing and herbicide trials.

Presentations from 9:15 until 11 a.m. include the following: The Latest in Weed Control — Greg McDonald; Corn Silage: To Process or Not to Process — Gbola Anderson; Disease Management for Corn Crops — Tom Kucharek; and Principles of Corn Insect Control — Richard Sprenkel.

Field day participants will travel to the shop area at 11 a.m. for the following presentations: From Field to Cows: Preserving Plant Quality, a Look at Bunker and/or Bag Storage — Charles Staples; and a panel discussion on Contract Growing of Corn Silage.

A sponsored lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.

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