N.C. Hay Field Day set for July 19

The latest technology and research related to hay production will be the topic of an N.C. State University field day July 19 at the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville.

Highlights include a trade show, educational exhibits and demonstrations on mowing, tedding and spraying; drill calibration; pasture fertility; cutting height and weed pressure; rainfall runoff; stockpiled fescue and temporary fencing; pasture plant identification and weed control; and raking and baling.

Registration takes place from 9 to 9:30 a.m., with the program from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event is co-sponsored by the N.C. Agricultural Research Service and N.C. Cooperative Extension, which are part of NCSU’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; and the Haywood County Soil and Water Conservation District. Carolina Farm Credit is sponsoring lunch.

For information, contact Jim Turner at 848-246-4466 or jim_turner@ncsu.edu or the Mountain Research Station at 828-456-3943. For directions, see the research station’s website.

If you plan to attend and have a disability or desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations, please contact the N.C. Agricultural Research Service at 919-515-2717 during business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at least two weeks before the event to request accommodations.

— Dee Shore, 919.513.3117 or dee_shore@ncsu.edu

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