Pasture Walk: Weed Control and Keeping Your Grass Seedlings Alive!

Friday, May 21, 2010     10:00 a.m.- noon
David Greene Farm
2014 White Hall Road
White Hall, MD 21161

Most grass seedlings do come up, and as the old parable implies, different things happen to them.  The first months of management are just as important as the initial seeding.  The Maryland Grazers Network is offering an in-field follow-up for those who planted in early April. We will see how well the stand has germinated and discuss the next steps to help get this planting fully established. 

We will spend some time on simple weed identification and will discuss chemical weed control and organic alternatives and how to determine if you have a weed problem that will threaten your grass planting.  We also will discuss the proper time to return animals to a pasture and what fertilizer treatments are appropriate for what is planted.  Time also will be spent discussing management techniques, such as rope wicking weeds and when that might be necessary and practical.  We also will look at management of perennial vs. annual weeds in a pasture.

We encourage all who want to learn how to give your seedling grass the best chance to establish to attend.  The pasture walk will be held at the David Greene sheep farm in Baltimore County, Maryland. 

The discussions will cover all types of forage plantings for beef, sheep, horses, and goats.   We will have follow-up meetings to talk about on-going establishment treatment needs.  We plan to have these at the site about once a month.   We will announce follow-up dates at the event. 

Please call (443) 482-2922 to register.  

To get to the meeting, from the Baltimore Beltway take 81 North to exit 31 North onto Middletown Road East towards Parkton.  Then take a right on MD 45 (South on York Road).  Next turn left onto Weisburg Road; turn right to stay on Weisburg Road. Then turn left onto White Hall Road.  Travel about 4 minutes to the David Greene Farm at 2014 White Hall Road, White Hall, MD 21161.

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