Equine Pasture Management Course

Participants will learn to evaluate pastures, take soil samples, increase forage growth, and how to identify forages, weeds and toxic plants.
Equine Pasture Management Course - Workshops
Language: English
$25.00

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Description

When: Sat., Jul. 28, 2018
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

Where: Berks County Ag. Center
1238 County Welfare Rd.
Leesport, Pennsylvania 19533

registration deadline: July 23, 2018
11:59 p.m.

Join us for the Equine Pasture Management Course designed to help participants understand and improve their pastures. Learn to evaluate pastures, take soil samples, increase forage growth, and how to identify forages, weeds and toxic plants.

To Be Covered

  • Forage Management
    • Forage growth & biology
    • Setting pasture management goals
    • Rotational grazing and stress lots
  • Forage Species
    • Forage species identification and selection
    • Forage species attributes and limitations
  • Weed Management & Identification
    • Weed biology— perennials, biennials, and annuals
    • Common weeds in Pennsylvania horse pastures
  • Toxic Pasture Plants
    • Common toxic plants in Pennsylvania
    • Reducing risk of toxic plants
    • Soil fertility
    • Why soil testing is so important
    • Types of fertilizer
  • Pasture Evaluation & Renovation
    • How to evaluate pastures
    • Reseeding options

Instructors

SARE Parasite Resistance Research Project Manure Management Plan Writing Environmental Stewardship Program

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