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.


If you enjoyed this video, you might want to check out others from previous weeks:  Friday Features

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