Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Capital RC&D Equine Pasture Management Field Day June 25, Columbia County

Assessing pasture health can feel challenging any time but may be especially difficult during seasonal transitions and weather extremes. 

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 Resource Conservation and Development Area Council on June 25 at Quodomine Veterinary Services, 70 Schoolhouse Road, Bloomsburg, Columbia County from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. 

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 rotational 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 the Capital Area RC&D Events webpage, by emailing info@capitalrcd.org,  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 cburns@capitalrcd.org.  

Visit the Capital Resource Conservation and Development Area Council website for more information on programs, initiatives, upcoming events and more.

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