KENTON — The Hardin County Dairy Service Unit’s annual meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at the Hardin County OSU Extension Office, 1021 W. Lima St., Kenton.
Dr. Mark Sulc, professor and extension forage specialist from OSU will discuss forages. The meeting will begin with a 6:30 p.m. meal followed by the program at 7 p.m. No RSVP is necessary.
Courtesy of the Hardin County OSU Extension:
Dr. Sulc will speak on being ready to plant forages this spring and rotation requirements of alfalfa. He will discuss the problem associated with reseeding new alfalfa into old alfalfa, forage harvest schedules and their effect on quality and yield, as well as speeding up the wilting and harvesting of forages with the ever shortening of forage harvest windows due to weather. He plans to talk on the highlights but will be able to answer producers’ forage questions at the end of his presentation. Dr. Sulc’s area of responsibility includes applied research and extension programming on forage management systems. His extension and research programs are focused on helping producers utilize forages efficiently and profitably while protecting our natural resources and environment. He co-leads the OSU Extension Integrated Forage Management Team whose activities include training workshops, field days, short courses, newsletters, magazine articles, factsheets, bulletins, and on-farm research. Dr. Sulc’s research is field-based and focuses on forage management issues, extending the grazing season, integrated crop-livestock systems, integrated pest management in alfalfa, and performance of forage species and varieties under Ohio conditions. He collaborates with animal nutritionists, entomologists, plant pathologists, farm management specialists, and soil scientists to address practical questions faced by forage producers.