UGA Forage Pest Alert for Armyworms & Stem Maggots

UGA Forage Pest Alert for Armyworms & Stem Maggots

Dennis Hancock, UGA Forage Extension Specialist BE ON THE LOOKOUT! Fall Armyworms and Bermudagrass Stem Maggot have been spotted at treatable levels in fertilized pastures and hayfields in Central & Southern Georgia! (Editor’s note:  These pests generally...
Friday Double Feature:  Baleage Production & Baleage Tips

Friday Double Feature: Baleage Production & Baleage Tips

This week’s featured videos were produced by Massey Ferguson as part of their Cut Above Series with recommendations for improving forage quality at harvest.  In episodes 3.1 and 3.2, Jennifer Tucker, UGA Beef & Forage Specialist and Taylor Hendricks, UGA...
2019 Cool-Season Forage Variety Recommendations for Florida

2019 Cool-Season Forage Variety Recommendations for Florida

A. Blount, M. Wallau, E. Rios, J. M. B. Vendramini, J. C. B. Dubeux, Md. A. Babar, K. E. Kenworthy, and K. H. Quesenberry, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department Perennial warm-season pasture grasses used in Florida become dormant in late fall and winter because of short days,...
Torpedograss Slowly Attacking the Panhandle

Torpedograss Slowly Attacking the Panhandle

Tordpedograss (Panicum reopens) is one of the most concerning weeds in Florida, and has become a significant weed problem in the Panhandle. This weed’s favorite habitat is in or near ponds and ditches, but will spread across lawns, turf fields, and pastures. A native...
It’s Hot Out There and Shade is Key to Cattle Performance

It’s Hot Out There and Shade is Key to Cattle Performance

As we close in on August, the unrelenting heat and humidity impacts everything we do on and off the farm. We know how serious the heat can affect us, and we make the necessary efforts to deal with it. It is also important that we make the necessary efforts to ensure...