CARLISLE, Pa. — Assessing pasture health can feel challenging any time but may be especially difficult when a pasture is stressed after being grazed through a long, hot summer. There are tools available that horse owners can use to determine pasture health and management techniques that can be adopted to improve the health and survival of pasture forages. These tools and techniques will be the focus of the equine pasture management field day hosted by Capital RC&D at Quodomine Veterinary Services, 70 Schoolhouse Road, Bloomsburg, PA from 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM.
Dr. Linda Quodomine, DVM, event co-host and owner of Quodomine Veterinary Services will provide information about new protocols for parasite management. Donna Foulk, Grazing Advisor with Capital RC&D, will demonstrate how to evaluate pasture quality, will discuss the biology of forage growth and health, will highlight practices that can enhance forage survival, and will help participants identify major forages and weeds. She will be joined by Suzette Truax, Grazing Specialist with USDA-NRCS, who will focus on how to develop rotation grazing systems and heavy use areas that can be beneficial in maintaining forage survival throughout the year. Suzette will also discuss resources that are available to make pasture improvements.
There is no charge for the event but registration is requested and can be made online at www.capitalrcd.org, by emailing email@example.com, or by calling 717-241-4361- please leave a message for extension 15.
This event is sponsored by Capital RC&D through partnership with the Stroud Water Research Center and with funding through a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed grant.
For more information contact Cheryl Burns at Capital RC&D at 717-241-4361 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Capital RC&D is a locally led non-profit organization operating in South Central Pennsylvania with a mission to network people, resources and projects to promote responsible use and conservation of our region’s natural, community and economic resources. Capital RC&D serves Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York counties.
–Capital Resource Conservation & Development Council