2014 Cool-Season Forage Variety Recommendations for Florida

A row of rye grass in a field of crops in North Florida. UF/IFAS Photo: Josh Wickham.This 4-page fact sheet provides the most up-to-date information on current adapted varieties of cool-season forages. The recommendation of varieties is based on multi-location, multi-year cultivar evaluation experiments that may include trials in Georgia and other states. Table 1 includes information about the planting dates, seeding rates, and other considerations. If you have questions about a particular variety, contact your local UF/IFAS Extension agent for additional information. Written by A. R. Blount, J. M. B. Vendramini, J. C. B. Dubeux, Md A. Babar, K. E. Kenworthy, P. R. Muñoz,and K. H. Quesenberry, and published by the UF Department of Agronomy, September 2014. (UF/IFAS Photo: Josh Wickam)

SSAGR65/AA216 Pastures and Forage Crops for Horses

Revised! SS-AGR-65, an 8-page fact sheet by Y. C. Newman, E. L. Johnson, J. Vendramini, C. Chambliss, and I. V. Ezenwa, discusses site selection, stocking rate, varieties, and pasture management for horses. Published by the UF Department of Agronomy, September 2010.

SSAGR18/AA261 Smutgrass Control in Perennial Grass Pastures

Revised! SS-AGR-18, a 4-page illustrated fact sheet by Brent Sellers, J. A. Ferrell, and J. J. Mullahey, describes the biology, outlines control recommendations for this serious weed of improved perennial grass pastures, roadsides, natural areas, and waste areas in Florida. Published by the UF Department of Agronomy, November 2009.

SSAGR94/AG162 General Guidelines for Managing Pastures for Dairy Cows

Revised! SS-AGR-94, a 4-page illustrated fact sheet by L. E. Sollenberger, Y.C. Newman, and J.M.B. Vendramini, is part of the Florida Forage Handbook. It answers dairy producers’ questions about managing pasture as a major source of nutrients for milking cows — soil testing and pasture fertilization, choice of forage species, and grazing strategies. Published by the UF Department of Agronomy, June 2009.