Grazing

Creeping Indigo found in Monticello. TOXIC to Livestock!

The plant is a low growing legume with pink blooms somewhat like clover (First pic)and small bean like seed pods (second pic). Leaves contain seven to nine leaflets, and the prostrate stems creep along the soil surface. The plant can also form mats underneath a healthy pasture canopy as shown in http://www.volusia.org/core/fileparse.php/4179/urlt/Creeping-Indigo.pdf This will make it …

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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. …

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2014 NFREC Beef/Forage Day

See attached flyer Click here.

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Cool Season Grazing for Livestock and Wildlife – Jefferson Pasture Series

The next Jefferson Pasture Series – “Cool Season Grazing for Livestock and Wildlife” is scheduled for Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:00.  The class will be held at the Jefferson County Extension Office, 2729 West Washington Hwy, Monticello, FL.  Please call or email Jed Dillard at 850-342-0187 or dillardjed@ufl.edu to register for the class.

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Jefferson County Series to Focus on Best Management Practices and Sustainable Grazing

Effective grazing management is a dynamic dance between maximizing animal performance and maintaining pasture performance and health. Well managed pastures prevent erosion and maintain water quality. Enrolling your land in the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Best Management Practice Program can help guide you through steps to maintain and document the soil …

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