This week’s featured video highlights the work of a member of the Panhandle Ag Extension Team.  Cheryl Mackowiak, UF/IFAS Forage Soil Scientist, and her research team have been evaluating different methods that can be used to minimize nitrate leaching from crop fields.  They have proven that cool-season cover crops reduce nitrate leaching from crop fields, but found even greater benefit when animals grazed on the cover crops.  Dr. Mackowiak’s work demonstrates that incorporating livestock grazing into a cropping system increases the productivity of the land and protects the environment at the same time.

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