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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Growing Grasses for Forage and Groundcover

MSU Extension Field Day
Friday, October 12, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Options for late-summer planting during a drought

10:00 Nottawa Rd x Spring Creek Rd. (south of Mendon)
Tour sorghum-Sudangrass, Japanese millet, and teff grass plots (planted July 31); discuss agronomics, economics, drought-tolerance, and forage quality with MSU Extension educators and Larry Walton

11:15 17278 US 12 (east of White Pigeon, dairy farm)
See Steve Post’s sorghum-Sudangrass (grazed and baled as hay) and his cool-season forage mix 

12:00 Lunch at The In-Between, 21355 US 12 (not free)
**Please call the MSU Extension office in Centreville to register…we need to give the lunch venue a head count

Questions? Contact Jon Zirkle, MSUE, at 269-467-5511 or by emailing him at zirklejo@anr.msu.edu

**Event is free of charge, all are welcome**

MSU Extension Participants:
Jerry Lindquist, Grazing Educator
Kim Cassida, Forage Specialist
Mike Metzger, Small Ruminant Educator
Dale Mutch, Cover Crops/IPM Specialist
Dean Baas, Senior Research Associate
Jon Zirkle, Field Crops Program Instructor
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