UCCE Silage Day is July 8 at Modesto
A University of California Cooperative Extension Silage Day will be held July 8 at the Stanislaus Ag Center, Modesto, Calif.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with the program at 10 a.m.
• Are You Paying Too Much for Corn Silage? by Jennifer Heguy, UCCE Dairy Farm Advisor – Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties
• California Corn Silage Piles – Adventures in Measuring Real Shrink, by Dr. Peter Robinson, UCCE Dairy Nutrition Specialist
• Silage Management Practices on California Dairies, by Dr. Noelia Silva-del-Rio, UCCE Dairy Production Medicine Specialist
• Keys to Planning for a Successful Harvest – Grower and custom harvester panel
The program concludes with an industry-sponsored lunch.
A California Dairy Quality Assurance Program drought meeting will follow lunch.
First online CDQAP class coming soon
The California Dairy Quality Assurance Program (CDQAP) is finalizing its first electronic education class for dairy farmers, allowing them to get up-to-date information about environmental issues with a click of the button.
The online class is expected to be available later this summer, featuring 11 segments ranging from 3 to 16 minutes to complete. Each segment focuses on a unique topic, walking dairy farmers through practical information needed for compliance with the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board’s Dairy General Order.
With its online availability and short-segmented packaging, dairy farmers now have the flexibility to obtain important compliance information at their convenience. They can complete the two-hour curriculum at one time or view a single segment wherever there’s an Internet connection.
CDQAP recommends each person on a dairy charged with collecting samples or using records associated with water quality compliance participate in the online training. Individual who complete all 11 segments of the class will receive two hours of CDQAP education credit in Environmental Stewardship
Source: Western United Dairymen
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Technology capable of sampling water systems to find indicators of fecal matter contamination that are thousandths and even millionths of times smaller than those found by conventional methods is being developed by a team of researchers at Texas A&M University.