In this Issue:
  • Weed of the Week: Black Cherry
  • Friday Feature: Protecting Hay Quality at Harvest Part 2
  • Weed of the Week: Bracken Fern
  • Friday Feature: Variable Rate Feeding & a Cow Joke
  • Winter Pastures Looking Yellow? It Could be a Sulfur Deficiency
  • Weed of the Week: Caesar’s Weed
  • Three Florida Farms Recognized through the SE Hay Contest
  • Friday Feature: Baler-Wrapper Combo for Baleage
  • UF/IFAS Researchers are Studying Endophytes in Florida Pasture Grasses
  • Weed of the Week: Blackberry
  • Forage & Pasture

    Weed of the Week: Black Cherry

    Black Cherry is common across the southern half of the United States. Mature trees span from 50 to 90 feet tall with an oval silhouette shape, and low branches that normally droop to the ground. This native tree is commonly used for landscaping but can also be  found in pastures and along fence lines.

    The …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/11/17/weed-of-the-week-black-cherry/

    Friday Feature: Protecting Hay Quality at Harvest Part 2

    In early October we shared the first two videos in the “A Cut Above the Rest” video series produced by Massey Ferguson, that features Dennis Hancock, UGA Forage Specialist.  This week we share the third and fourth videos in this series that provides helpful tips for protecting the quality of your hay at harvest.

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/11/17/friday-feature-protecting-hay-quality-at-harvest-part-2/

    Weed of the Week: Bracken Fern

    Bracken Fern is a common perennial fern that is found across the United States. Its ability to grow well is both dry and moist soils, as well as along tree lines, in wooded areas, and around buildings, make it a well-adapted species. While all parts of the fern are toxic, the rhizomes are most toxic, …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/11/03/weed-of-the-week-bracken-fern/

    Friday Feature: Variable Rate Feeding & a Cow Joke

    This week’s featured video was produced by Growing America’s Chad Etheridge, who came over to Marianna last week to make a video about something I have a real passion about.  This year farmers and ranchers were forced to harvest over-mature, low quality hay because there were very few windows of dry weather this summer.  …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/11/03/friday-feature-variable-rate-feeding-a-cow-joke/

    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 …

    Continue reading »

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

    Weed of the Week: Caesar’s Weed

    Caesar’s Weed is a member of the Malvaceae family, which are typically grown for ornamental purpose. Other plants in this family include Hibiscus and Cotton. Caesar’s weed is most commonly is found in disturbed areas, pastures, and perennial crop plantations. This weed is considered to be very aggressive, growing 2 to 7 feet by the …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/27/weed-of-the-week-caesars-weed/

    Three Florida Farms Recognized through the SE Hay Contest

    The winners of the 2017 Southeast Hay Contest were recognized on Tuesday, October 17 at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia.  Seldom Rest Farm, Pulaski, TN was the overall winner with their entry of extremely high quality alfalfa hay with a relative forage quality (RFQ) score was 269.  Three Florida farms were also …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/27/three-florida-farms-recognized-through-the-se-hay-contest/

    Friday Feature: Baler-Wrapper Combo for Baleage

    At the Sunbelt Ag Expo, I had the opportunity to visit with numerous local farmers who stopped by the UF/IFAS Extension barn.   I enjoyed asking them, “What was the coolest thing you saw today?”  Several Florida farmers shared with excitement that they had seen a demonstration of McHale forage equipment that can …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/27/friday-feature-baler-wrapper-combo-for-baleage/

    UF/IFAS Researchers are Studying Endophytes in Florida Pasture Grasses

    Ann Blount, Sunny Liao, Florencia Marcon and Cheryl Mackowiak, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center

    What is an Endophyte and why are they in my grass pastures?” may be a question that cattlemen in Florida have never asked before, but they are starting to.

    An endophyte is typically a bacteria or fungus that …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/13/ufifas-researchers-are-studying-endophytes-in-florida-pasture-grasses/

    Weed of the Week: Blackberry

    Across the southeastern United States, there are several different species of Rubus (Blackberry and Dewberry). Blackberry is a common issue for pasture owners, with it also commonly growing in fence rows, and ditch banks. Lack of management will result in well established thick stands that grow rapidly. These large stands not only reduce pasture production, …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/13/weed-of-the-week-blackberry/

    Older posts «

    » Newer posts