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
Benefits of using conservation farming practices are linked to improved soil health, as well as water and nutrient management. A few for farmers to remember include: using cover crops, rotating crops, and conservation tillage. Use of Cover Crops This time of year, farmers… Read More
Precision agriculture technology has become one of the most popular fields of research worldwide. Science is continuously looking for more efficient ways to improve how we feed the world. Various technological aspects of precision farming utilize real time data and software analytics, (using GIS… 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
Goatweed is a quick spreading weed with prolific seed production that is commonly found in improved pastures.
Southern sandbur (Sandspur), is a native annual grass adapted to dry, sandy soils.
Tropical Soda Apple is a common weed found throughout Florida and can be a serious problem in perennial pastures.
Suwannee County has a largely diverse agriculture industry and cattle production is a large component. Hay, silage, and pasture production are also large industries that stem from the cattle production systems in place within the county.