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Released: Sept. 20, 2016

Sept. 27 webinar to focus on improving wheat grazing using Canopeo mobile app
K-State researchers will cover user guidelines and management of dual purpose wheat pastures.

Cattle Grazing

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Great Plains Grazing will host a free webinar Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 1:30 p.m. CDT to introduce the new Canopeo application for mobile devices. The app is designed to better manage cattle grazing in dual purpose wheat systems common in the southern Great Plains. Great Plains Grazing is a coordinated effort by a regional network of researchers and extension specialists to adapt beef cattle grazing strategies to changing conditions. Kansas State University is a collaborator in Great Plains Grazing.

Webinar presenter Andres Patrignani, K-State assistant professor of agronomy with an emphasis in soil water processes will describe the history, user guidelines, applications, and limitations of Canopeo. He is one of the creators of the Canopeo app.

Romulo Lollato, K-State assistant professor of agronomy focusing on wheat and forages production, will describe management principles of dual purpose wheat pastures and how to optimize pasture grazing using the Canopeo application.

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. He conducts research on the effects of diverse inputs on wheat yields under standard and intensive management as well as projects quantifying the genotype x management x environment interaction in wheat yields. He is also studying the effects of wheat grazing on dual-purpose wheat production, looking at both varietal differences in forage production and timing of first hollow stem occurrence and wheat grain yield as affected by variety and production system (dual-purpose versus grain-only), among other applied research projects.

Register for the webinar at: https://ksu.zoom.us/meeting/register/9680550a1333e52adc2040ba88984b7b .

Great Plains Grazing is made possible by a U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agriculture and Food Research Initiative-Coordinated Agricultural Project grant. Its webinar series aims to provide 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 at www.greatplainsgrazing.org.


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