ISU dairy webinar to look at forage, field conditions

Shelby Gruss

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team monthly webinar series continues from noon to 1 p.m. March 13.

This program will help dairy and livestock producers focus forage considerations and field condition as we enter spring.

As producers enter spring, they need to start considering forage stands and the timing of the first cutting to optimize quality and yield. Shelby Gruss, pictured above, will discuss techniques to predict the optimum first cutting window using predictive techniques such as predictive equations for alfalfa quality and growing degree days. Additionally, discussing how Iowa forage stands are progressing this spring, and of there are any problems to be looking for as the season progresses.  

Gruss is an assistant professor in forage Extension at ISU. Gruss’s research focuses on optimizing forage-based systems through innovative strategies, striving to enhance the sustainability and productivity of forage-livestock systems. 

Producers, dairy consultants, and industry representatives can attend the webinar by registering at:

There is no registration fee; however, registration must be done at least one hour prior to the program to receive the URL.