Winter Annual Variety Trial

If you’ve wondered what winter annuals do in the real world, you’ll want to join us for the Jefferson County Cool Season Field Day on Saturday, April 11 from 10am to 1 pm at Asheville, FL.

You’ll see 33 plots of oats, rye, triticale, rye grass, clover, medic, winter peas and vetch, plus some blends. Old standards to new releases were all overseeded on an Argentine Bahia pasture. The plots have been rotationally grazed and provide a side by side comparison through a winter that has been less than perfect for cool season grazing.

Program speakers include Dr. Anne Blount, UF Forage specialist; Joel Love, FDACS BMP specialist, Mac Finlayson, cattleman and Jed Dillard, Jefferson County Livestock Agent. Steve Tullar of USDA NRCS will also be on hand to discuss cost share programs through EQUIP.

Whether you use winter annuals for grazing, cover crops, wildlife food plots or bees, you’ll find something of interest in this field day.

The event is free to all, but please contact Jed Dillard at or 850-342-0187 to register and get more details. We want to make sure we have enough materials and refreshments for all of you.



Posted: April 2, 2015

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Horticulture, Livestock
Tags: Ag, Bees, Forage, Grazing, Pasture, Wildlife

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