Management Considerations for Wheat Production in Florida

combine  harvestingHigher wheat prices created the impetus for growing wheat in the southeastern United States. Since increasing amounts of corn have been diverted to ethanol production, there is a shortage of grain for America’s livestock industry. This shortage results in higher wheat and soybean prices. Wheat and soybean have been grown together as a double crop throughout the Southeast for many years, which generally increases profitability compared with growing only one of the crops. Planting wheat followed by cotton, peanut or grain sorghum has also become a common practice. The best management practices for high yields of wheat in the Southeast Coastal Plain are well established. This 3-page fact sheet lists production practices for small grains in Florida. Written by D.L. Wright, A.R. Blount, R.D. Barnett, C.L. Mackowiak, N. Dufault, and J. Marois, and published by the UF Department of Agronomy, October 2013.

AN224 Mineral Concentrations in Grazed Cool-Season Annual Grass Pastures in North Florida

AN224, a 3-page illustrated fact sheet by Bob Myer, G. Chelliah, Lee McDowell, Nancy Wilkinson, Ann Blount, and Cheryl Mackowiak, describes information gained from a mineral study component of four-year grazing study at NFREC Beef Unit, to measure monthly concentrations of selected minerals in forage during the late fall-winter-spring grazing season in north Florida. Published by the UF Department of Animal Science, August 2009.

AN223 Triticale as a Forage Crop for the Southeastern United States

AN223, a 5-page fact sheet by Bob Myer, Ann Blount, Cheryl Mackowiak, and Ron Barnett, reintroduces this man-made cross of wheat and rye that has potential as a grain crop or forage crop in the Southeastern United States — results of forage yield trials, present status as forage, nutritional value, and recommended varieties. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Animal Sciences, August 2009.

SL237/SS456 Development of Bahiagrass Fertilization Recommendations: 1990-2008

Revised! SL-237, a 15-page fact sheet by E.A. Hanlon, Rao Mylavarapu, C.L. Mackowiak, and M.L. Silveira, records changes in UF/IFAS’ bahiagrass fertilization and liming recommendations from 1990 through 2008, and summarizes efforts of the various work groups and committees. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Soil and Water Science, August 2008.

SSAGR319/AG329 Perennial Peanut: A Quick Reference

SS-AGR-319, a 3-page illustrated fact sheet by Yoana C. Newman, Cheryl L. Mackowiak, Ann R. Blount, and Jason Ferrell, summarizes key information about the use of this forage legume in Florida. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Agronomy, March 2009.

SL249/SS469 Getting the Most out of Bahiagrass Fertilization

SL-249, a 6-page fact sheet by C.L. Mackowiak, A.R. Blount, E.A. Hanlon, M.L. Silveira, M.B. Adjei, and R.O. Myer, summarizes analysis practices and recommendations for bahiagrass fertilization for hay, sod or pasture systems. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Soil and Water Sciences, April 2008.