Pasture & Hay Ground Management Classes

Getting the Best out of Pasture and Hay Ground

Pasture and hayground inputs and management are costly activities. Strategic methods can help you get the most out of your inputs. This program covers the basics of assessing pasture and hay ground, as well as advanced concepts in management to fit your goals. Participants will be guided through custom assessments of their own land. Sign up for one or more of these classes for information on agronomic-economic approaches to your forage production and harvest management.

Presenters: Shelby Filley and Melissa Fery, OSU Extension Service

Location:  Lane Community College: 4000 E. 30th Avenue, Eugene. Building 17, Room 309

Cost per Ranch:  $15.00 per session 

Class Session Descriptions:

April 10:  Weed ID and Control

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  • Weed Biology
  • Weed Calendars and Mapping
  • Weed ID Lab Session
  • Matching Herbicides to Weeds

April 24: Renovating Pasture and Hay Ground

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  • Determining need for renovation
  • Matching forages with soil conditions
  • Planting techniques

May 5: Haying and Grazing Management

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  • How grass grows
  • Rotational grazing
  • Ranch Resources – water, fencing, etc.
  • Planning for hay harvest
  • Haymaking on the West Side