Presentation topics will include how to manage weedy grasses in grazed pastures, safe tall-fescue varieties for all classes of horses, and using seed coating and other techniques to improve pasture establishment.
University of Kentucky (UK) Ag Equine Programs will host a Pastures Please!! pasture maintenance workshop on Jan. 28 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. EST at the Mercer County Fairgrounds, The Stable, 560 Linden Ave., in Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
The event is free, and snacks will be provided prior to the event through sponsorship from McCauley’s and Thoroughbred Landscape Products.
Horse owners and farm owners and managers will have the opportunity to listen to several informative talks from forage experts, including how to manage weedy grasses in grazed pastures; safe tall-fescue varieties for all classes of horses; and using seed coating and other techniques to improve pasture establishment.
“Given the weather challenges and damage to our pastures from 2018, this is the perfect time to attend a meeting and begin thinking about what will be necessary to repair pastures and restore productivity as we look forward to spring pasture growth,” said Linda McClanahan, Mercer County agriculture and natural resources extension agent.
Interested parties should RSVP to their local county agent or to the Mercer County Extension office 859/734-4378 or dl_CES_Mercer@email.uky.edu. For more information about this or other UK Ag Equine Programs events, visit ca.uky.edu/equine.
UK Ag Equine Programs is part of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.
Holly Wiemers, MA, APR, is communications and managing director of UK Ag Equine Programs.