Ag presentations focus on weed control, soil qualityAgricultural producers are invited to attend an evening of presentation, discussion and field visits to learn more about weed control on pasture and forage systems for our northern soils and climate.
Agricultural producers are invited to attend an evening of presentation, discussion and field visits to learn more about weed control on pasture and forage systems for our northern soils and climate. The gathering will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Town Park in Maple. Mark Renz, UW-Madison weed specialist will offer the latest research and management of weeds in terms of grazing and forage rotation as well as herbicide use. Renz will also discuss some of the newer weeds that are entering our hay rotations.
Richard Wolkowski, soil scientist, professor emeritus will lead a discussion on how to manage compaction and soil quality on our heavier clay soils. He will introduce various forms of tillage and traffic management to sustain a profitable crop or forage system. Wolkowski has completed several field research plots in the Maple area and can speak of the unique challenges the Superior clay plain has to offer local producers.
In addition, on Wednesday at 9 a.m. Renz will discuss the movement and status of invasive plants into the upper Midwest. These invasive species impact our farms, natural areas, and landscapes. The round table discussion will be held at the Douglas County Courthouse, Room 207C.
The above sessions are free and open to the public. Please contact the UW-Extension, Douglas County to register, 715-395-1515, 715-3951363 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.