Cogongrass was accidentally introduced into Alabama in the 1900’s, but intentionally brought to Florida in the 1930’s as a potential forage and soil stabilizer. Currently it can be found in 73 countries and on every continent. Since being… Read More
What is Dissolved Oxygen A major component of successful pond management is dissolved oxygen (DO). Dissolved oxygen is gas that is dissolved in water and is available for uptake by fish. Unlike mammals, which use their lungs to… Read More
Often recognized by its showy pink/purple flowers, Maypop Passion Flower is a native plant, found across the southern US. Although it is sometimes used as an ornamental plant, it can become a nuisance in pastures and along fence-rows. … Read More
Across the southeastern United States, there are several different species of Rubus (Blackberry and Dewberry). Blackberry is a common issue for pasture owners, with it also commonly growing in fence rows, and ditch banks. Lack of management will result in… Read More
Coffee Senna, Senna occidentalis Coffee Senna is an annual herb that is toxic if consumed in large quantities. It is found in disturbed or over grazed areas and can become an issue in row crops. Mowing before the formation of… Read More
Sicklepod, also known as coffeebeen, has upright stems, oval leaves, and yellow flowers. Seed pods are round, brownish in color, and contain angular seeds. Mature plants are found in late summer and fall. This weed should be controlled… Read More
Goatweed is a quick spreading weed with prolific seed production that is commonly found in improved pastures.
Show crotalaria, sometimes referred to as Rattlebox, is a fast growing summer annual that is toxic to livestock.
Southern sandbur (Sandspur), is a native annual grass adapted to dry, sandy soils.
Grazing Styles Continuous grazing is when livestock have access to the entire forage system at all times. Continuous is by far the easiest system to manage and requires less initial inputs but could have costly impacts. Rotational grazing,… Read More