Two July 19 forage tours, on cool-season and warm-season grasses, will be part of a Tobacco and Forage Field Day starting at 3 p.m. at the University of Tennessee (UT) AgResearch and Education Center in Greeneville.

The first forage tour’s speakers will discuss establishing cool-season pastures and UT forage variety recommendations based on five years of variety trials. The second forage tour will focus on establishing and maintaining native warm-season grasses. Visitors will also hear about gain results of grazing beef steers on warm-season grasses.

The tobacco tour will explore different aspects of burley production research and insect-control strategies, among other topics. Each of the three tours will be presented two times throughout the evening.

A trade show featuring private vendors and educational and informational displays will also be available. 
Transportation will be provided to each tour stop. A sponsored dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m. The field-day site is on East Allens Bridge Road, off Highway 70 in Greeneville. Directions to the center are available online at

For more information, contact a county UT Extension office or the AgResearch and Education Center at Greeneville at 423-638-6532. ‚Ä®