Winter silage program Dec. 18 in Dublin

DUBLIN – A winter silage program Dec. 18 in Dublin will cover a variety of topics related to silage production.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dublin Rotary Building, 136 E. Blackjack St.

Admission is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is requested by calling 254-965-1460. Lunch will be provided.

Two Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Dairy Outreach Program Area training units and two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units, one integrated pest management and one general, will be available.

Topics and speakers include:

–        Forage Sorghum Options and Benefits – Dr. Jourdan Bell, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Amarillo.

–        Managing Sugarcane Aphids – Dr. Ed Bynum, AgriLife Extension entomologist, Amarillo.

–        Dairy Specialists Update – Dr. Jennifer Spencer and Dr. Juan Piñeiro, AgriLife Extension dairy specialists, Stephenville and Amarillo, respectively.

–        Managing and Ensiling Grasses for Quality Silage – Bell.

“This program will cover a range of topics that forage, dairy and beef cattle producers in the region can all benefit from,” Spencer said. “The speakers at this event have expertise and knowledge in sustainable practices that can help the bottom line of most any operation.”

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