University of Minnesota to host webinar focused on managing ash content in alfalfa hay

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On Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm (central time), the University of Minnesota will host a free webinar titled “Managing Ash Content in Hay”. Dr. Marvin Hall, Professor of Forage Management from Penn State University, and Abby Neu, Extension Educator from the University of Minnesota Extension, will present the webinar.

The webinar will discuss the importance of reducing ash content, different types of ash, general strategies to manage ash content, and highlight new research that explored the impact of hay rake type on ash content. The webinar is interactive, and participants can ask questions of the presenters throughout the webinar. The hay rake research was funded by a grant from USDA-NIFA Alfalfa Seed and Forage Systems Research Program and was a collaboration between researchers at the University of Minnesota, Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wisconsin.

To join the free webinar, click this link ( 10 minutes before the start of the webinar and select “connect to audio”; participants will automatically be able to see the presentation. Both the audio and visual will be broadcast through the computer, and the webinar will be recorded and posted online at a later date.

Questions can be directed to Krishona Martinson at 612-625-6776 or