CEU Credits: 0.5
Optimizing Rotational Grazing: Exploring Satellite Imaging & Rising Plate Meters
Rotational grazing is an operational approach proven to increase the nutritive value of forages and enhance soil health. Since a rotational grazing system requires intensive management, technologies allowing the optimization of pasture management activities can potentially increase the adoption of rotational grazing by producers. This webinar will explore novel two technologies that can assist in the accurate estimation of available pasture biomass in rotationally grazed pastures: satellite imaging and the rising plate meter.
Laio Silva Sobrinho, Research Associate, Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production (TACLP)
Laio Silva Sobrinho is a Research Associate at the Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production (TACLP), where he leads projects related to grazing management, including validating novel technologies and practices with the potential to improve productivity and sustainability on-farm. Laio comes from a family of cattle producers in Brazil, where he assisted in the operation and management of his family’s herd and pastures. He holds a BSc in Forestry and is completing an MSc at the University of Alberta, where he studies the effect of adaptive rotational grazing systems on the sequestration of carbon in Canadian grasslands.