Horse Pasture Management Seminar Scheduled for Sept. 8

The University of Maryland (UMD) Equine Rotational Grazing Demonstration Farm will be hosting a day-long seminar on horse pasture management on Sept. 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Scheduled lecture topics and speakers include:

  • "Basic Soil Fertility and its Importance in Horse Pasture Management"--Ken Sechler, Mid-Atlantic Regional Field Agronomist, Southern States Cooperative
  • "Renovation of Pastures, Including Grass Species Selection and Weed Control"--Dan Ludwig, Southeast Grazing Specialist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • "Manure Management for Horse Farms"--Trish Steinhilber, PhD, University of Maryland Nutrient Management Program Coordinator
  • "Water Management to Reduce Soil Erosion on Horse Farms"--Steve Darcey, Prince George's County Soil Conservation Engineer

The day will also include hands-on practice in the field and a horse farm showcase.

The lecture will take place at the University of Maryland Equine Rotational Grazing Demonstration Site, located at 4241 Folly Quarter Road in Ellicott City, Md. The $30 registration fee ($20 for Maryland licensed boarding stable operators) covers all educational materials and lunch. The registration form is available online and the deadline for registration is Aug. 31.

For more information, visit contact Jennifer Reynolds at or 301/405-1547.

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