Dairy Forage Options for Marginally Drained Land

Grow high-yielding, quality forage on less than ideally drained land.


Dairy Forage Options for Marginally Drained Land

  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The winter of 2019 pointed out the risk of growing alfalfa on somewhat poorly and poorly drained soils as stands were killed in many instances. But as competition for land increases these wetter fields may be the ones that are readily available for rent or purchase. This workshop will be an informal discussion of what you can do to grow high yielding and quality forage on these less than ideally drained fields.

Joe Lawrence, Dairy Forage Systems Specialist, PRO-DAIRY, Cornell
Amy Langner, Resource Soil Scientist, NRCS, Marcy, NY

-Assessing your soil's crop capabilities
-Tile as an option to improve crop growth and reduce risk
-What crops that are appropriate for my land resources?
-The concept of Core Acres
-Alternative management strategies
---Timing of planting
---Manure spreading

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Last updated January 23, 2020