Event Details


September 3 - September 17, 2020


Thursday September 3rd, 10th, and 17th at 7-8pm


Online Webinar Series




Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Program

Pre-Registration Deadline: September 17, 2020


2020 Fall Pasture Management Series

September 3 - September 17, 2020

2020 Fall Pasture Management Series


Thursday, September 3rd 7pm - 8pm
Late Season Pasture Weed ID and Management
Learn to identify common pasture weeds, why they may be in your pasture, and how to manage them.

Thursday, September 10th 7pm - 8pm
Soil Sampling, Preparation, and Submission
Sampling soil is the key to understanding the nutrients available to our pasture species. Together we'll explore the steps of soil testing, including soil sampling techniques, sample preparation, and how to fill out a soil test submission form.

Thursday, September 17th 7pm - 8pm
Interpreting Your Soil Test Report and Adjusting Fertility
Here, we'll share how to interpret a soil test report, calculate calcium needs and fertilizer blends, review the nutrient values for commonly available manures, and discuss how and when to apply fertilizer or manure for optimal returns.


Registration Fee: $25.00
Your registration fee covers all 3 classes.

*Pre-registration is required*

Register today here, or by contacting Kelly Bourne at klb288@cornell.edu or (585) 268-7644 ext. 10.

Webinar links and call-in numbers will be shared the day prior to the presentation by the email you registered with. If you will need paper copies of the presentation notes, please call or email Kelly to request them.

You can meet the instructors and watch our series promotional video here! https://vod.video.cornell.edu/media/t/1_5p10di4o

(PDF; 1205KB)

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