There are several warm-season forage species grown in Florida that can accumulate toxic compounds after experiencing stress conditions or frost. The toxins produced are called cyanogenic glucosides which are readily converted to prussic acid (i.e. hydrogen cyanide). Grasses… Read More
In an effort to reach a non-agricultural audience, the “Alachua County Farm Bureau Food and Agriculture Festival” was held on Saturday, November 23rd 2019. This event was planned by the District 4 Farm Bureau Young… Read More
Establishing Cool Season Forages Can Help Provide Grazing Options When Warm Season Perennial Grasses Go Dormant.
During the Winter months, warm season perennial forage species like bahiagrass and bermudagrass provide limited grazing for livestock producers. The establishment of cool season forage plots can help provide forage options and reduce hay and supplement costs. There… Read More
In order to have a healthy and vigorous stand of bahia or bermudagrass, Spring fertilizer applications are made. These application rates are calculated by first understanding how much of a given nutrient is present in the soil and… Read More
Looking at the factors that affect reproduction: Nutrition, Herd Health, Environment, and Genetics, we can clearly see they all add up to Herd Management. Since breeding season is just around the corner, we need to be evaluating these… Read More