Louisiana forage, grasslands meeting set for Dec. 2 in Alexandria

Richard Bogren  |  10/25/2016 3:50:43 PM

(10/25/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – Freshwater and saltwater flooding effects on forage production will highlight the 2016 annual conference of the Louisiana Forage and Grassland Council.

The conference will be held Dec. 2 at the DeWitt Livestock Show Facility at the LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research & Extension Center south of Alexandria.

Presentations will be made on the effects of saltwater flooding on pastures and hayfields after hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 and on the effects of freshwater flooding on pastures and hayfields during the spring and summer of 2016, said LSU AgCenter forage specialist Ed Twidwell.

Other presentations will be made on pasture systems and the effects of grazing and hay management on nutrient runoff and erosion from pastures.

Registration and viewing of commercial exhibits will begin at 8:15 a.m. with the presentations beginning at 9. The meeting will conclude with a lunch.

The meeting is open to anyone interested in forage production and management, Twidwell said. Registration is $10 and includes lunch. Membership in the LFGC is not required.

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