University of Maryland Extension

Advanced Horse Pasture Management Seminar

Saturday, Sep. 13, 2014 (All day)
Central Maryland Research and Education Center
4240 Folly Quarter Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
United States
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Are you disappointed with your pastures?  Are the weeds and clover taking over? Do you want to reduce your hay and grain bill?   Then our Advanced Horse Pasture Management Seminar is right for you!

This seminar is an excellent opportunity to learn how to maximize your use of pasture for improved farm income,  better horse health, and better stewardship of the land. 

Participants will delve deeper into the complexity of soil types and how it affects grass growth.  We’ll give you tips for buying the right lime and fertilizer for your pastures.   You’ll learn about new discoveries in pasture carbohydrates.  Different weed issues will be discussed and how you can best knock them out. 

Join us as we go beyond the basics to decode the science behind pasture production!

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Seminar Agenda

8:30 am      Welcome and Introductions
                    Dr. Amy Burk, Univ. of MD

9:00 am      Managing Pastures for Soil Type
                   Nicole Fiorellino, Univ. of MD

10:00 am     Purchasing Power: Buying the Right Lime and Fertilizer
                    Mike Calkins, NRCS-Howard Co.

10:30 am     Break

10:45 am     Utilizing Pasture for Profit
                    Dr. Jim Hanson, Univ. of MD

11:30am     Carbohydrates and the Pastured Horse
                   Dr. Amy Burk, Univ. of MD

12:15 pm     Lunch

12:45 pm     Strategic Use of Herbicides for Noxious, Obnoxious, and Toxic Weed Control
                    David Myers, Univ. of MD

2:00 pm       Demonstrations at the Equine Rotational Grazing Demonstration Site
                        - Rainfall simulation showing effects of pasture cover on soil erosion
                        - New pasture grasses and legumes featured in raised beds


$35.00 per person includes lunch and materials
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