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SE Hay Convention - 2011

March 29-30, 2011 | GEORGIA FARM BUREAU | MACON, GEORGIA

The 2011 Southeast Hay Convention is now one for the record books. However, if you are interested in delving deeper into these topics, additional information is provided here. Below are links to all the materials that was in the SE Hay Convention notebook, and a few other articles that are only available on the web.

Table of Contents

Hay Production Economics and Outlook
  Dr. Curt Lacy, UGA
Forage Quality I: Nutritional Quality
  Dr. Lawton Stewart, UGA
Forage Quality II: Quality of Horse Hay
  Mr. Norman McGlohon, UGA
Maximizing the RFQ of Your Hay Crop
  Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA
Selecting the Right Species and Variety for Your Hay Enterprise
  Dr. Ann Blount, UF
Key Steps in Forage Establishment
  Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA
Fertilization Fundamentals for Hay Producers
  Dr. Glen Harris, UGA
Weed Management Options for Hay Producers
  Dr. Tim Murphy, UGA   
Insect Management Options for Hay Producers
  Dr. David Buntin, UGA
How to Cure and Handle High Quality Hay
  Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA
Hay Storage Systems
  Dr. John Worley, UGA
Hay Preservatives and Baled Silage
  Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA  
Hay Marketing Tips
  Dr. Curt Lacy, UGA
Alfalfa and Perennial Peanut Production in the South
  Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA
A Proposed Structure for Using RFQ as a Marketing Tool
  Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA
Evaluating New Hay Enterprises
  Dr. Curt Lacy, UGA
Agroclimate.Org: New Tools For Hay and Forage Growers
  Dr. Mark Boudreau
Irrigating and Monitoring Soil Moisture
  Rad Yager
Forage Bermudagrass Varieties for Southeastern Hay Producers
  Dr. Bill Anderson, USDA-ARS Tifton
Fine-Tuning Fertilization in Your Hayfields
  Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA

Section 1: Hay Production Economics and Outlook PDF | PPT

Handouts:
  Hay Prices (USDA AMS)
  Fertilizer (USDA AMS)
  Managing Fertilizer Price Risk (OSU)
  Causes of Fertilizer Price Volatility (OSU)
  Other Hay Supply and Demand Balance Sheet
  All Hay Supply and Demand Balance Sheet
  Alfalfa Hay Supply and Demand Balance Sheet
  U.S. Energy Information Administration Outlook
  CRD Hay Exports
  Hay Trade Annual

Section 2: Forage Quality I: Nutritional Quality PDF | PPT

Handouts:
  Glossary Introduction
  Understanding Forage Quality
  Understanding Relative Feed Value and Relative Forage Quality
  Recommended Principles for Proper Hay Sampling

Section 3: Forage Quality II: Quality of Horse Hay PDF | PPT

Handouts:
  Choosing Hay for Horses
  Buying Horse Hay
  NSC Circular

Section 4: Maximizing the RFQ of Your Hay Crop PDF | PPT

Handouts:
  Understanding RFV and RFQ
  The Secret Recipe for Making High-Quality Hay
  RFQ: A New Method For Evaluating and Marketing Hay
  The Equations Used to Calculate RFQ in Georgia

Section 5: Selecting the Right Species and Variety for Your Hay Enterprise PDF | PPT

Handouts:
  Georgia Forages: Grass Species (UGA)
  Georgia Forages: Legume Species (UGA)
  2010 Cool-Season Forage Variety Recommendations for Florida
  Where to go for Current Information on Adapted Forage Varieties

Section 6: Key Steps in Forage Establishment PDF | PPT

Handouts:
  Establishing Solid Bermudagrass Stands
  Bermudagrass Spriggers in Georgia
  Key Steps in Bermudagrass Establishment
  Forages Establishment Guidelines
  How Many Live Bermudagrass Sprigs in a Bushel
  Planting Guide to Grasses and Legumes for Forage and Wildlife in Georgia

Section 7: Fertilization Fundamentals for Hay Producers PDF | PPT

Handouts:
  Nutrient Content of Fertilizer Materials
  Poultry Litter Application on Pastures and Hayfields
  Soil and Fertilizer Management Considerations for Forage Systems in Georgia

Section 8: Weed Management Options for Hay Producers PDF | PPT

Handouts:
  Grass Pasture and Hay Field Herbicides
  Alfalfa Weed Control
  Clover Weed Control
  Weed Control in Grass Pastures and Hayfields
  Perennial Peanut Weed Control
  Temporary Summer Grazing Weed Control
  Temporary Winter Grazing Weed Control

Section 9: Insect Management Options for Hay Producers PDF | PPT

Handouts:
  Biology and Control of the Green June Beetle
  Management of Fall Armyworm in Pastures and Hayfields
  Management of Imported Fire Ants in Cattle Production Systems
  Blister Beetles in Georgia Alfalfa Hay
  Fire Ant Quarantine and Hay Transport
  Alfalfa Insect Control
  Clover Insect Control
  Perennial Grass Insect Control
  Temporary Summer Grazing Insect Control
  Temporary Winter Grazing Insect Control
  Dung Beetles of Central and Eastern North Carolina Cattle Pastures (NCSU)

Section 10: How to Cure and Handle High Quality Hay PDF | PPT

Handouts:
  Prevention of Hay Fires
  Proper Handling and Curing of Hay
  Quality Hay Production

Section 11: Hay Storage Systems PDF | PPT

Handouts:
  Economics of Farm Storage Buildings
  Floors for Hay Barns
  Minimizing Losses in Hay Storage and Feeding
  Planning and Building Hay Barns that Work

Section 12: Hay Preservatives and Baled Silage PDF | PPT

Handouts:
  Baled Silage FAQ
  Baling Forage Crops for Silage
  Common Questions About Hay Moisture
  Reducing Losses and Getting High Quality Forage
  Hay Dessicants and Preservatives
  Hay Preservatives: Propionic Acid and Microbials
  Hay Preservatives, AGF-013-92
  Hay Preservatives
  Rain Damage and Spontaneous Heating in Southern Forages Harvested as Hay
  Some Points on Feeding Baled Silage (UGA)
  Understanding and Reducing Mold Growth in Hay

Section 13: Hay Marketing Tips PDF | PPT

Handouts:
  Hay Marketing
  Marketing Hay by Nutritive Value and Weight (TAMU)
  Marketing and Pricing Alfalfa Hay (OSU)
  Marketing Hay in Tennessee (UT)
  Buying and Selling Alfalfa Hay
  Factors to Consider When Marketing Hay
  Marketing Opportunities for Perennial Peanut Hay

Section 14: Alfalfa and Perennial Peanut Production in the South PDF | PPT

Handouts:
  2007 Perennial Peanut - Source List of Planting Material (Rhizomes) and Hay
  Winter Survival, Fall Dormancy, and Pest Resistance Ratings for Alfalfa Varieties
  Alfalfa - The High Quality Hay for Horses
  Alfalfa Management in Georgia
  Alfalfa Establishment Code 025
  Growing Alfalfa in the South
  Alfalfa Maintenance Code 026
  Peanut Stunt Virus Reported on Perennial Peanut
  Perennial Peanut An Alternative Forage of Growing Importance
  Perennial Peanut Establishment Guide
  Perennial Peanut Hay Brochure
  Perennial Peanut Code 51

Section 15: A Proposed Structure for Using RFQ as a Marketing Tool PDF | PPT

Handouts:
  2010 Southeast Hay Contest Results
  2010 Southeastern Hay Contest
  Deciphering Hay Quality

Section 16: Evaluating New Hay Enterprises PDF | PPT

Handouts:
  Ag Business Management - Balance Sheet
  Budgets: Their Use in Farm Management (OSU)

Section 17: Agroclimate.Org: New Tools for Hay and Forage Growers PDF | PPT

Handouts:
  Drought Decision-Support Tools: Introducing the Agricultural Reference Index for Drought--ARID (UF)

Section 18: Irrigating and Monitoring Soil Moisture PDF | PPT

Handouts:
  Irrigation Scheduling Methods (UGA)
  Easy Pan Irrigation Scheduler (UGA)
  Irrigation Scheduling Methods (UGA)

Section 19: Forage Bermudagrass Varieties for Southeastern Hay Producers PDF | PPT

Handouts:
  Bermudagrasses in Georgia
  Selecting a Forage Bermudagrass Variety (UGA)

Section 20: Fine-Tuning Fertilization in Your Hayfields PDF | PPT

Handouts:
  AESL Plant Analysis Handbook - Alfalfa
  AESL Plant Analysis Handbook - Bermudagrass

 

Sponsors

logos: America's Alfalfa, Agrotain, Inland: Tarp & Liner, Dow AgroSciences, Du Pont: the miracles of science

Additional financial support provided by: Athens Seed Co. and Pennington Seed, Inc.