Grass-N-Beef Research Review set for Jan. 20

Dec 31, 2009
by WLJ

North Dakota State University’s (NDSU) Central Grasslands Research Extension Center is holding its annual Grass-N-Beef Research Review on Jan. 20, 2010.

The event, which will be held in the center’s conference room, begins at 9:30 a.m. with a welcome from Paul Nyren, center director. Ken Grafton, director of the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and dean of NDSU College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources, will follow with opening remarks.

Topics that will be covered during the day and the presenters are: The Heifer Bull Project: assessing calving ease and exploring finishing options—Greg Mantz, center animal scientist; Using annual forages to extend grazing—Kevin Sedivec, NDSU rangeland management specialist; Twentythree years of Kentucky bluegrass and smooth brome invasion in northern mixedgrass prairie—Shawn De- Keyser, assistant professor, NDSU School of Natural Resource Sciences; Ecological site descriptions as a management tool—Jeff Printz, state rangeland management specialist, Natural Resources Conservation Ser vice;

Pasture monitoring techniques—Chuck Lura, biology professor, Dakota College at Bottineau, ND; Why we have Kentucky bluegrass and whether we can get rid of it—John Hendrickson, rangelands scientist, USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, Mandan, ND; North Dakota’s Lake George may hold the key to tracking historical climate change—Jaime Toney, Brown University, Providence, RI; New forage agronomy program at the Central Grasslands Research Extension Center—Guojie Wang, center forage agronomist; Production and quality of selected perennial biofuels crops—Nyren; Livestock watering options and water quality for remote areas— Roxanne Johnson, NDSU Extension Service water quality associate; Vietnam revisited—Sandi and Tim Dewald, Streeter, ND.

The Central Grasslands Research Extension Center is four miles north of Streeter, ND, or 11 miles south of Interstate 94. From I-94, go south on North Highway 30 to 48th Street, go five miles west to 48th Avenue, then go one-quarter mile south.

The program is free of charge and will include a catered lunch. Registration is not required. — WLJ