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Sustainable crop residues on cow/calf, yearling operationsTell North Platte what you think

A University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension conference/webinar on sustainable use of crop residues for cow/calf and yearling operations will be June 10 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (CDT).

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There are three ways to participate:

The conference will be at both the West Central Research and Extension Center at North Platte and the Ag Research and Development Center near Mead.

The conference also will be broadcast live via the internet. The webinar may be viewed at https://connect.unl.edu/crop/ and viewers may make comments and ask questions via chat box. Some presenters will be speaking from the ARDC and others from WCREC but both locations will be linked via the internet so audiences at both locations and online can interact with all speakers.

The target audience includes forage-based beef producers, affiliated industries, government agencies and crop producers.

Topics include:

Residue use and subsequent crop production

Grazing cornstalks: performance, stocking rate, and supplementation

Increasing quality and palatability of residue with by-products

Storing by-products mixed with residues

Ammoniating cornstalks and wheat straw

Alkaline treatment of cornstalks and wheat straw

Confinement and limit feeding cows and pairs

Annual forages, cover crops/double crop options

Market outlook, feed costs, break evens and drought

Producer panel

Newly developed apps and electronic decision support tools will be demonstrated.

A highlight of the conference will be the producer panel. There will be separate panels at both locations focusing on regionally specific issues.

Web participants may view either producer panel. There also will be pre-recorded demonstrations of ammoniation and alkaline treatment of crop residues for viewing.

If attending in person there is a $10 registration fee to cover lunch.

Please RSVP by June 6 to Aaron Stalker at 308-696-6707, aaron.stalker@unl.edu if attending in North Platte.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 5/22/2013
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