The 2001 Minnesota Alfalfa And Forage Expo will be held July 17-18 at the University of Minnesota’s Rosemount Research and Outreach Center, just south of the Twin Cities.

It will feature an educational program running from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. Topics will include: forage establishment, corn silage, use of manure on alfalfa, potato leafhopper management, nitrogen fertilization of grass-legume mixtures and farmer innovations such as bale sleeves.

Growers can have insect, weed and disease problems diagnosed at a clinic open from 8:30 to 11 a.m. both days. Cutting equipment will be demonstrated from 9 to 10:45 a.m.; harvesting equipment, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

A special program for horse and small acreage owners will take place from 5 to 9 p.m., July 17.

For more information, call the Minnesota Forage & Grassland Council at 651-436-3930, or visit www.umn.edu/mfgc .