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Wheat grazing webinar planned for Jan. 28

Webinar open to anyone interested in wheat grazing systems.

cows grazingReleased: Jan. 22, 2016

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Running cattle on wheat pasture in the winter months can have big payoffs, but can also require attention to time and intensity.

Romulo Lollato, wheat and forage specialist for Kansas State University’s K-State Research and Extension, will present “Managing Grazing Timing and Intensity in Dual-Purpose Wheat Systems” on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 1:30 pm (CT). The free webinar will be hosted by Great Plains Grazing, a U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Coordinated Agricultural Project grant.

The webinar is open to anyone interested in wheat grazing systems. Attendees can expect to learn about the following:

  • Wheat pasture as a forage system;

  • Management of dual-purpose wheat systems (planting date, seeding rate, seeding depth, etc.);

  • Use of mobile device (smartphone app) to manage grazing intensity;

  • Discussion of varieties’ characteristics for dual-purpose wheat production.

Lollato’s research and extension efforts are focused on management practices to improve wheat and forages enterprise productivity and profitability, minimizing the gap between current and potential yields. His research efforts focus on maximizing wheat productivity.

This is the sixth of a series of twelve webinars hosted monthly by Great Plains Grazing. The free webinar series provides research-based information, and is targeted for producers and extension agents. Previous webinars are archived and available for viewing on the Great Plains Grazing website.

To register for the Jan. 28 wheat grazing seminar, visit upcoming webinars.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans.  Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.

For more information:
Lana A. Barkman
785-532-3354 (office)
913-370-0241 (cell)