What is Broomsedge Bluestem?
Broomsedge bluestem, Andropogon virginicus L., is a native warm season perennial bunch grass that prefers to grow in areas with sandy, moist soils that have low fertility. It is considered to be an indicator plant, ... READ MORE
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 fields are cut or pastures ... 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, but if not done enough ... 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 edges of fields, throughout ... 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 Indigo, which is toxic. However, Hairy ... READ MORE
Groundcherry - Weed of the Week
Groundcherry, sometimes referred to as Cutleaf Groudncherry, is a broadleaf plant found in disturbed or heavily grazed areas. It can be toxic to livestock.
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Flat-top Goldenrod - Weed of the Week
Goldenrod is a perennial plant that is commonly found in pastures and fields with low level management. It can be confused with dog fennel, but an easy way to tell them apart is by the stem. If the stem ... READ MORE
Florida Pusley - Weed of the Week
Florida Pusley is a troublesome weed that is found in both fields and pastures on a regular basis. It grows low to the ground and rarely infests fields with good grass or ground cover, but can quickly take ... READ MORE
Florida Betony - Weed of the Week
Florida Betony, sometimes referred to as Rattlesnake Weed because of the shape of the stolons, is a perennial broadleaf plant found in pastures and fields.
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Curly Dock - Weed of the Week
Curly Dock is a perennial broadleaf weed that prefers seasonally moist areas and has a strong tap root. The seed can remain dormant and viable for up to 80 years, and the plant is capable of flowering two or more ... READ MORE