Topic outline

  • Native Warm-Season Grass Forages and Grazing Management for Bobwhites

  • Meet Your Presenters

  • Business Case for NWSG Forages

    Presented by Dr. Pat Keyser

    Topics include:

    • Improved forage base through better:
      • Drought resilience
      • Soil health
      • Summer forage production
      • Animal health and productivity (reduced exposure to fescue toxicity)
      • Alignment with ecological balance of C4 and C3 forages
      • Yields and animal performance
      • Grazing season length
      • Bottom line
    • Q and A session

  • Establishing Native Grass Forages: A Brief Overview

    Presented by Dr. Pat Keyser

    Topics include:

    • Agronomy 101 – establishing natives similar to any other perennial grass establishment
    • Some challenges based on the biology of native grasses
    • Competition control – THE big issue
    • Don't forget the rain ...
    • Timing and seeding rates
    • What does a successful stand look like?
    • Q and A session
  • NWSG Forage Management Made Easy

    Presented by Dr. Pat Keyser

    Topics include:

    • Agronomy 101 – managing natives similar to any other perennial grass management
    • Keep it between the ditches – not too short, not too mature
    • Rotational grazing
    • Season-long grazing
    • Patch-burn grazing
    • You ain't gonna break 'em! Natives are more resilient that you think
    • Hay harvest
    • Q and A session
  • Beef, Grass, and Bobwhites

    Presented by Jef Hodges

    Topics include:

    • Habitat potential of eastern grazing lands
    • Grazing during the primary nesting season
    • Best management practice for grazing approach
    • Landscape context – optimizing potential bobwhite response
    • Q and A session
  • Additional Resources

    Learn even more about native grass forages and grazing management for bobwhites.

  • CEU information, Q&A, Forums inside our Community of Practice

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    • A peer-to-peer forum to elaborate on questions and help facilitate ongoing and future adoption/assimilation of knowledge
    • Course Q + A's 
    • Follow-up Q + A's
    • Information on how to apply for Continuing Education Credit for course participation
  • Certificate of Completion

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