In this Issue:
  • Winter Pastures Looking Yellow? It Could be a Sulfur Deficiency
  • Ecosystem Services provided by Grass-Legume Pastures
  • Maximizing Cotton Profits With Poultry Litter
  • Salvaging Winter Forage Production this Year
  • Fertilization Tips for Cool-Season Pastures
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    Winter Pastures Looking Yellow? It Could be a Sulfur Deficiency

    Cheryl Mackowiak, UF/IFAS NFREC Soils Specialist

    As producers near the end of cover crop and cool-season forage planting in the Southeastern U.S., it is time to focus on fertilization.  Depending upon your state, extension professionals have establish guidelines for how much and when to apply nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) fertilizers to …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/27/winter-pastures-looking-yellow-it-could-be-a-sulfur-deficiency/

    Ecosystem Services provided by Grass-Legume Pastures

    Jose Dubeux, Liza Garcia, David Jaramillo, Erick Santos, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center

    You might not be familiar with the term “Ecosystem Services,” but putting it simply, these are the benefits obtained from ecosystems (interactions between living organisms in a particular environment). These services benefit both people and the environment. Ecosystem …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/12/ecosystem-services-provided-by-grass-legume-pastures/

    Maximizing Cotton Profits With Poultry Litter

    Dennis O’Brien, USDA ARS Office of Communications

    A USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) agronomist in Mississippi has found a way to help cotton growers in the Southeast maximize profits when they use poultry litter as fertilizer.

    The practice makes sense. Poultry litter (chicken waste, spilled feed, excess feathers, and other …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/17/maximizing-cotton-profits-with-poultry-litter/

    Salvaging Winter Forage Production this Year

    Cheryl Mackowiak, UF/IFAS NFREC Soils Specialist

    Cool-season forages took a hit this year from challenging growing conditions. Summer extended into winter, so perennial summer grasses remained competitive with the cool-season forage plantings all the way into December and January. Diseases were much more plentiful, particularly on fall-planted annual ryegrass. In addition, heavy fall and …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/03/18/salvaging-winter-forage-production-this-year/

    Fertilization Tips for Cool-Season Pastures

    Prepare your land for winter grazing by closely grazing or mowing down the existing pasture in the fall, prior to planting. This results in less water, nutrient, and light competition with the emerging cool-season forages. You can also till an area for producing cool-season forages. Forages started in tilled soil will grow faster and often …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/10/23/fertilization-tips-for-cool-season-pastures/