Forage Management Strategies to Reduce Fescue Toxicity Workshops

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The Amazing Grazing Pasture-Based Livestock Education Program has four workshops planned which focus on forage management strategies to reduce fescue toxicity. All workshops will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Each workshop will cover the same core topics:

  • Fescue Toxicosis Overview
  • Metsulfuron for seedhead suppression
  • Stockpiling Tall Fescue for winter grazing
  • Warm season grazing alternatives
  • Optimizing fertilizer inputs
  • Clover establishment
  • Renovation to Novel endophyte Tall Fescue

The dates and locations are as follows:

August 23 – Stanly County (Stanly County Agri-Civic Center 26032 Newt Road Albemarle, NC 28001)

August 28 – Caldwell County (Hardrock Beef Cattle Ronnie and Donna Holman 4613 Hickory Nut Ridge Road Granite Falls, NC 28630)

  • To register contact: Caldwell Extension: 828-757-1290 or  Tina_Lovejoy@ncsu.edu
    This event will include some walking; please bring a lawn chair

September 6 – Rutherford County (Rutherford County Livestock Educational Facility 318 Big Island Road  Rutherfordton, NC 28139)

  • To register contact: Rutherford County Extension: 828-287-6010

September 19 – Davie County (Special KS Farm Ricky and Cynthia Karriker 2020 Davie Academy Road Mocksville, NC 27028)

  • To register contact: Davie Extension Office 336-753-6100
    • Please bring a lawn chair

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