Louisiana State University AgCenter scientists and specialists will present ways to improve pasture at a May 31 forage field day at the center’s Southeast Research Station in Franklinton.

The day begins with a 9 a.m. discussion of amendments for forage production, according to Mike McCormick, resident coordinator at the station.

“Other topics to be discussed include ways to manage summer forages for high yield and quality, Holstein steer growth from pasture and agriculture-byproduct supplementation, and a panel discussion of successful beef, dairy and equine forage programs,” he adds.

Forage equipment demonstrations and tours of brown midrib millet and other summer-annual plots will be followed by a barbecue lunch and an informal viewing of the dairy nutrition project. That includes evaluating corn distillers solubles, alfalfa-clover plots, brown midrib millet plots, organic vs. commercial fertilizer plots, dairy nutrient management lagoons, the forage lab and confinement dairy facilities.

For field day information, contact McCormick at 985-839-2322.