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FIDA Forages in Tropical/Subtropical Environments

Apr 29, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024

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Full course description

Forages are an important component of dairy production systems. This course will address key concepts in forage management and utilization including forage production, forage quality, and the relationship between forage systems and the environment in tropical and subtropical climates. Four experienced faculty will cover these topics in four units. Module 1 will address plant growth and development and their interaction with the growing environment. Module 2 will describe production systems, grazing management, and ecosystem services. Module 3 will cover forage conservation practices, including hay, haylage, and silage. Finally, Module 4 will address forage nutritive value and methods of analysis as well as the role of forage quality in dairy systems. Upon completion of this course, the student will be familiar with key concepts of forage production and utilization in dairy systems as well as the crucial role forages play in dairy operations. 

Instructors: Dr. Jose Dubeux, Dr. Diwakar Vyas, Dr. Lynn Sollenberger, Dr. João Vendramini 

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