Forage Field Day
Rock Creek, June 21
This field day toured irrigated and non-irrigated fields to discuss annual and perennial forage varieties and how to conduct and design producer-led field trials. Soil building, irrigation and adapting to unpredictable weather were also strong themes of this field day.
- KBFA Field Day Summary: Forage Field Day in Rock Creek, June 21, 2018
- Farm management recommendations prepared by Dr. Catherine Tarasoff: Dryland Cropping – Transition to Perennial Crops
- Research manual for producers doing on-farm research: A Guide to On-Farm Demonstration Research
- Research example case studies led by producers:
- 5-way Alfalfa Blend and Seeding Rate Trial: “Detailed Measurements Show What your Eyes Can’t See”
- Kale for Late Season Grazing Trial: “Testing an Idea Before Betting the Farm On It”
- Alfalfa Variety Trial: “Using Science to Guide Decision-Making”
- Perennial Grass Forage Trial: “Even Inconclusive Forage Trial Findings Offer Benefits”
Date and Time: June 21, Noon – 4:00 pm, Fossen Air Ranch, 4985 Hwy 3 and Greg MacDonald`s Ranch 4685 Hwy 3
Presenter: Dr. Catherine Tarasoff, Thompson Rivers University, the BC Forage Council and the Agriculture Research Station in Pendleton, Oregon. Catherine also developed the Guide to On-Farm Demonstration Research.
Support: Anne Skinner, PAg., Regional Agrologist with the Ministry of Agriculture