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2004

Idaho Alfalfa and Forage Conference Proceedings

The Idaho Hay and Forage Association

The University of Idaho

Table of Contents

Welcome and Sponsors

Emerging Issues with Western Forage Production

Dr. Glenn E. Shewmaker, University of Idaho Forage Specialist

Alfalfa: Hay, Haylage, Baleage, and Other Novel Products

Dr. Neal Martin, US Dairy Forage Research Center Director;David R. Mertens, US Dairy Forage Research Center Dairy Scientist

Paul J. Weimer, US Dairy Forage Research Center Microbiologist  

Herbicide Resistance Management

Matt Schuster, Minidoka County Extension Educator

Alfalfa Insects: An Overview of Cutworms, Alfalfa Weevil and Aphids

Steve Salisbury, Twin Falls County Extension Educator

A Hot Topic: How Good Hay Goes Bad

Ron Thaemert, Blaine County Extension Educator

Dr. Glenn E. Shewmaker, University of Idaho Forage Specialist

Alfalfa Seeding Rates and Seed Coating

Dr. Glenn E. Shewmaker, University of Idaho; Maggie Hopwood, University of Idaho

Ron L. Roemer, University of Idaho

Alfalfa Variety Trials 2003

Dr. Glen E. Shewmaker, University of Idaho; Ron L. Roemer, University of Idaho

Wednesday, February 25

Silage Density and Dry Matter Loss of Bag and Bunker Silos

Dr. Neal Martin, US Dairy Forage Research Center; Richard E. Muck, US Dairy Forage Research Center

Brian J. Holmes, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Summer Alternative Forage Production

Dr. Glenn E. Shewmaker, University; Steve Salisbury, Twin Falls County Extension Educator

Ron Thaemert, Blaine County Extension Educator; Matt Schuster, Minidoka County Extension Educator

Cindy Kinder, Camas County Extension Educator

Forages in Total Mixed Rations

Mireille Chahine, University of Idaho

Growing and Utilizing Turnips as Forages

Cindy Kinder, Camas County Extension Educator

Small Grain Cereals as Forage

Dr. Larry Robertson, University of Idaho Cereal Agronomist (Retired)

Wm. F. Hazen, Gooding County Extension Educator

Adjusting Forage Value for Moisture Content

Neil Rimbey, University of Idaho Range Economist; Dr. Glenn E. Shewmaker, University of Idaho