Late-summer Legume Cover Crops behind Corn

Late-summer Legume Cover Crops behind Corn

Arun Jani, and Michael Mulvaney, UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center Integrating summer cover crops into rotations Corn harvest is around the corner.  What will you do with the land after harvest?  You can leave it fallow, or you can plant late summer...
Tools for Assessing Soil Moisture

Tools for Assessing Soil Moisture

The exceptionally dry fall, followed by above average rainfall in December surprised many and it has been problematic for those trying to plant and manage winter cover or forage crops. Many might be wondering if their soils have enough moisture reserve to support a...
Cover Crop Mixture Considerations for 2017

Cover Crop Mixture Considerations for 2017

  As dry as this Fall has been, planting cover crops has not been a priority or an option for many producers in the Florida Panhandle. One Escambia County grower planted an interesting cover crop mixture that has garnered a lot of attention locally this summer....

USDA Develops Cover Crop Chart

An online tool called the “Cover Crop Chart” is helping U.S. farmers decide which cover crops to plant and is generating interest from growers in other countries. Cover crops can help reduce soil erosion, increase organic matter, improve early weed control, and...

Managing Winter Pastures

Winter feeding of the cow herd accounts for 40 to 50% of the total variable cost for producing weaned calves. Because winter nutrition is vital to both the calf’s health and the cows reproductive performance, adequate nutrition is essential. Cool season grasses...

Pigweed Suppression Using a Ryegrass Cover Crop

Dr. Henry Grant, County Extension Director, Gadsden County Extension Service Annually, variety recommendations are given to livestock producers for planting cool season grasses such as oats, rye, and ryegrass as a standard to provide winter and spring forage for their...