What is Stockpiling? Stockpiling is a forage production method where the grass is allowed to grow without being grazed and become ‘stockpiled’ in a pasture as a standing hay crop. As the summer comes to an end, hay… Read More
Tall Ironweed – Weed of the Week Tall Ironweed is a very unpalatable plant for livestock, and because of the lack of competition it can quickly spread throughout a pasture. Mowing can be an effective method of control,… Read More
Johnsongrass – Weed of the Week Johnsongrass is a perennial grass with a creeping rhizome and grows in patches. It has an open panicle seedhead, and a prominent midrib in the leaf. Johnsongrass is usually found on the… Read More
Hairy Indigo – Weed of the Week Hairy Indigo is a non-toxic legume common in pastures and row crops. As a legume, it can ‘fix’ or add nitrogen to the soil. Hairy Indigo is often confused with Creeping… Read More
Centipede Grass – Weed of the Week Centipede grass is a low growing grass great for yards, but terrible for pastures. It prefers low nutrient soil and low pH, and can quickly out-compete bahia and bermuda under poor… Read More
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Although pasture grass is the preferred method of feeding livestock sometimes the diet will need to be supplemented to meet their needs. Hay is often fed during the winter since bahiagrass and bermuda grass, the two most common… Read More
Backyard poultry is growing in popularity every day as people want to connect back to their food sources and let’s be honest, who doesn’t love chickens? Some cities, like Jacksonville, have ordinances in place that allow those zoned… Read More
What are you going to feed this winter? Bahia and Bermuda grass are our most predominant pasture grasses in Florida which allows for plenty of warm season forage but leaves us short during winter. The solution? Over-seeding pastures… Read More