Cool-season forages have the potential to produce low-cost biomass with a high concentration of nutrients resulting in a high average daily gains and increased profits, if the pasture is managed well. North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC), Marianna – FL. Credit: Jose Dubeux, UF/IFAS

Everything from variety selection to timing of planting and fertilizer rates impact the yields and productivity of your cool-season forages.  Dr. Ann Blount and her team of forage specialists at UF/IFAS Extension develop a set of recommendations annually for cattlemen across the Southeast.

While Dr. Blount would typically travel the Panhandle and meet with producers in person, this year is anything but typical! Thus, UF/IFAS Extension Holmes County and the Holmes County Cattlemen’s Association hosted a virtual Cool-Season Forages workshop on September 24, 2020.  If you were not able to participate in the live webinar, you can watch the recording that was created from the event below.

The update can be seen on the video viewer below or on the Panhandle Agricultural Connection Facebook Page.


Additional information can be found in the following UF/IFAS EDIS publication, or by contacting your county agent.

2020 Cool-Season Forage Variety Recommendations for Florida


Kalyn Waters