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Central Grasslands Research Extension Center Sets Field Day

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Producers and others attend a field day program at the Central Grasslands Research Extension Center near Streeter. (NDSU photo) Producers and others attend a field day program at the Central Grasslands Research Extension Center near Streeter. (NDSU photo)
The program will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. July 10.

The impacts of cattle grazing and prescribed fire will be among the topics for the annual field day July 10 at North Dakota State University’s Central Grasslands Research Extension Center near Streeter.

The program, which will run from 4 to 7 p.m., will be followed by a beef supper.

“New research studying practices to reduce the highly invasive grass Kentucky bluegrass while attempting to increase plant diversity for pollinators and birds, and create a more balanced nutritional diet for cattle, will be highlighted,” says Kevin Sedivec, the center’s director.

Presenters will discuss how grazing and prescribed fire impacts:

  • Plant community dynamics
  • Forage nutrition and livestock performance
  • Bird nest site selection and success
  • Pollinator habitat
  • Plant growth
  • Small mammal use

Other field day topics include:

  • Bale grazing poor-quality grass hay with and without supplementation in late fall and early winter
  • Performance of beef cattle managed in two overwintering environments
  • Embryo transfer study in cattle
  • Assessing cattle mineral consumption on pasture
  • Comparison of low-lignin and conventional alfalfa varieties
  • Comparison of management strategies on western snowberry (buckbrush) populations and nutritional quality

For more information or directions to the center, contact Sandi Dewald at 701-424-3606.


NDSU Agriculture Communication - June 21, 2017

Source:Kevin Sedivec, 701-424-3606, kevin.sedivec@ndsu.edu
Editor:Ellen Crawford, 701-231-5391, ellen.crawford@ndsu.edu
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