crossbred cattle grazing low input pasture

Crossbred cattle grazing low-input pasture.  Credit:  Cheryl Mackowiak, UF/IFAS

Luke Harlow, Union County Extension Director, and Dr. Cheryl Mackowiak, UF/IFAS Forage Soil Specialist

We want to learn from you!

Luke Harlow, Union County Extension, has developed a Pasture Health Survey so livestock producers can help us better understand the current state of North Florida grasslands, and what might contribute to incidences of pasture decline. This is an opportunity for anyone with pastures, hay fields, or multi-purpose fields to provide us a little feedback that we hope will ultimately help us help you through better educational articles, training programs, and research planning.

pasture decline from Rhizoctonia

Bahia pasture decline caused by the fungal disease Rhizoctonia. Credit Luke Harlow, UF/IFAS

The survey focuses on environmental and management factors, and management systems that affect pasture productivity.  It also has questions related to a general loss of productivity from pasture decline.  You should be able to complete the survey in 10-15 minutes. This investment of your time will guide extension agents and specialists in the years ahead.

The simplest way to participate in the survey is to complete it online using the following link:

Pasture Health Survey

If you would rather not complete the survey online,  you can use the following link to a printer friendly version of the survey to mail in:

2020 North Florida Pasture Health Survey

We hope that you will invest the time to complete this survey, as we expect to learn more about what makes Florida pastures work and hopefully, how to make them better! If we get enough participation, then we will provide the survey statistics in a future article.

If you have questions or want more information, contact Luke Harlow or Cheryl Mackowiak