Tag Archive: Pasture

Controlling Prickly Pear after Pasture Establishment

Photo 1. Prickly Pear after cultivation and pasture establishment in Gadsden County. Credit: Shep Eubanks UF/IFAS Prickly Pear is one of those tenacious, tough to handle weeds that you hate to find growing in your pastures and hay fields.  It can be very difficult to control and eradicate.  This weed typically spreads and reproduces via …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/08/controlling-prickly-pear-after-pasture-establishment/

UGA Pasture Insect Alert

Bermudagrass Stem Maggot While doing plot work at the Sunbelt Ag Expo late this week, Dr. Lisa Baxter (a post-doc in our program hired to assist with our stem maggot research) and I observed bermudagrass stem maggot pressure in our bermudagrass stands there. Alicia, Coastal, Russell, Tifton 44, and common bermudagrass had all suffered more than 20% …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/uga-pasture-insect-alert/

Principles of Pasture Productivity Workshop Series June 9 or 14

Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin Making the grass grow is not as simple or easy as many of us would like it to be. Even so, it is essential to successful livestock operations. Anyone who has grazing livestock needs to understand the fundamental principles of forage production. Whether you are providing forage for one horse or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/06/principles-of-pasture-productivity-workshop-series-june-9-or-14/

The Cheapest Method to Control Pasture Weeds

Source:  Pasture Weed Control in Arkansas Doug Mayo, Jackson County Extension Director & Dr. Jay Ferrell, UF/IFAS Extension Weed Specialist From time to time people ask, “What is the cheapest way to control weeds in pastures?”  A healthy, vigorous pasture grass will choke out most weeds that try to get established.  Even so, the very …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/23/the-cheapest-method-to-control-pasture-weeds/

Pasture Weed Control Tips for Thistles

Thistle in a Gadsden County hayfield. Photo courtesy of Shep Eubanks UF/IFAS Timing is critical for controlling weeds that infest and invade our pastures.  Thistles are an example of a weed in which proper timing of herbicide application can mean the difference between excellent and very poor control of the weed problem.  Thistles are biennial, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/18/pasture-weed-control-tips-for-thistles/

What Happened to Your Pasture?

A bahiagrass pasture in Washington County that has experienced significant stand loss. Before any efforts to salvage or replant this pasture can be successful, the factors leading to the decline must be identified and addressed. Photo credit: Mark Mauldin As an agent I find it somewhat disconcerting when, this time of year, I begin getting …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/05/what-happened-to-your-pasture/

El Niño may Boost Cool-Season Pasture Weeds

Thistle and other cool-season weeds could be more numerous in 2016 due to the El Nino, so producers should scout early and spray while weeds are still small. The summer of 2015 will long be remembered for the consistency and amount of rainfall received. This was a great benefit for the crop farmer, but made …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/20/el-nino-may-boost-cool-season-pasture-weeds/

Tropical Soda Apple – Not Just a Pasture Weed

Tropical Soda Apple in Mature Pine Stand in Gadsden County Photo Credit: Shep Eubanks Every fall, about the time deer hunters begin hanging their tree stands for bow season I get calls wanting to know what this wicked weed is that is growing in the woods.  Many of our North Florida cattlemen are well familiar …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/16/tropical-soda-apple-not-just-a-pasture-weed/

Integrating Perennial Peanut into Bahia Pasture Field Day October 9

Research trials currently being conducted at the NFREC Marianna are evaluating methods for integrating perennial peanut into bahiagrass pastures for improved cattle and pasture performance. Photo credit: Jose Dubeux The University of Florida has conducted several research and on-farm trials to evaluate the potential integration of perennial peanut into bahiagrass pastures.  One of their on-farm …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/12/integrating-perennial-peanut-into-bahia-pasture-field-day-october-9/

Principles of Pasture Productivity Seminar Series

Everyone who has grazing livestock needs to understand the fundamental principles of forage production. Photo credit: Doug Mayo Making the grass grow is not as simple or easy as many of us would like it to be. Even so, it is essential to successful livestock operations. Anyone who has grazing livestock needs to understand the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/09/principles-of-pasture-productivity-seminar-series/

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