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Central Oregon Forage Seminar

4-H Clover Club Building, 502 SE Lynn Blvd., Prineville, Oregon

January 31, 2018


8:19 am          Registration, Coffee and Doughnuts

8:55 am          Introductions

9:00 am          Alfalfa Weevil: Biology, Ecology and Management options – Sylvia Rondon, OSU Area Extension Entomologist, Hermiston

9:45 am          *Disease, Insect, Nematode, and Weed Problems in Central Oregon Panel – Crop Agronomists: Mike Knepp, Wilbur Ellis Co., Scott Simmons, Helena Chemical, and Rod Fessler, Pratum Coop

10:45 am        *Oregon Dept of Agriculture Update – Laurie Gordon, ODA, Bend

11:45 am        *Controlling Belding’s Ground Squirrels with Cabbage and ZP Bait – Vertebrate Pest Control, Scott McLean, Powell Butte

12:10 pm        Hosted lunch – Area Agribusinesses

1:00 pm          Alfalfa Variety Trials: 2017 Yield Results in the Columbia Basin – Steve Norberg, WSU Extension Regional Forage Specialist, Kennewick

1:20 pm          COARC Update – Carol Tollefson, Director

1:40 pm          Nutrient Value of First Cutting Alfalfa Hay, Steve Norberg, WSU Regional Extension Forage Specialist

2:00 pm          Lime Rate effect on Soil pH and Mixed Grass Species Hay Yield – Tracy Wilson, COARC, and Mylen Bohle, OSU Extension

2:30 pm          Fall Dormancy and HiGest Effect on Alfalfa Hay Quality – Steve Norberg, WSU Regional Extension Forage Specialist

2:50 pm          Break

3:05 pm          Central Oregon Forage Research Update –Tracy Wilson, Mylen Bohle, Scott Duggan, and Claire Sullivan, OSU

+ Nitrogen Rate Effect on Orchardgrass Hay

+ Phosphorus Rate Effect on Orchardgrass Hay

+ Fertilizer and Selenium Rate Effect on Orchardgrass Hay: Does Sulfur Affect Selenium Uptake?

4:05 pm          Central Oregon Hay Growers’ Association Annual Meeting – Greg Mohnen, President

5:00 pm          Conclude


(*) Pesticide Recert Credit has been requested for these presentations from ODA.


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Mylen Bohle