Check Your Seed:  Don’t Plant Poisonous Pasture Weeds

Check Your Seed: Don’t Plant Poisonous Pasture Weeds

A cattle producer contacted me earlier this spring to investigate a “pretty but unusual” weed that had quickly spread over a pasture.  This  field had been planted this past fall with certified oat seed for winter forage. While definitely pretty, it was obvious that...
Gulf County Cool-Season Forage Virtual Field Day

Gulf County Cool-Season Forage Virtual Field Day

The subject of this video is a no-till cool-season livestock & wildlife forage demonstration, in Gulf County.  There are a number of ag extension agents across the state that have participated with state specialists and landowners to implement this past season’s...
Waiting to Fertilize Your Bahiagrass Pasture?

Waiting to Fertilize Your Bahiagrass Pasture?

Cheryl Mackowiak, UF/IFAS Soil Fertility/Water Quality Specialist These are challenging times, and you may not currently have funds available for pasture maintenance. The good news is that you may be able to put off fertilizing your pastures for a time to save money....
Fireweed – A Prickly Problem in Spring Pastures

Fireweed – A Prickly Problem in Spring Pastures

– Evan Anderson, UF/IFAS Extension Walton County One of the easiest pasture weeds to identify in our area has a rather plain appearance, but a single touch will tell you all you need to know. Fireweed, also known as heartleaf nettle, may not look flashy, but...