Learn more about silage and forage

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Get the latest information and research regarding growing silage and forages next week. That’s when the Texas AgriLife Extension Service office in Parmer County will conduct a free silage and forage workshop starting at 10 a.m. July 28 in the Farwell Community Center in Farwell, Texas.

The program is a cooperative effort between AgriLife Extension, and New Mexico State University at Clovis.

Speakers will be Monti Vandiver, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management agent for Parmer and Bailey Counties, and Mark Marsalis, Extension agronomy specialist at New Mexico State University.

“Silage continues to be a very valuable commodity for Parmer and surrounding counties,” says Benji Henderson, AgriLife Extension agent in Parmer County.

“It’s an integral part of many of the feed rations used at dairies and feed-yards in our area, so the crop continues to be a major commodity produced by many area farmers.”

Henderson also says the workshop will include information on pest management and the production of sorghum, corn and small-grain silage.

One Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education unit in the general category will be available for private applicator license holders.

The meeting will conclude with a noon meal sponsored by Southwest Ag Services.

For more information call Henderson at (806) 481-3619.

Source: Texas AgriLife Extension



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