Strip-Planting Rhizoma Peanut into Grazing Systems

Yoana Newman discusses forage grass at a small farms workshop.

Nitrogen (N) is one of the major off-farm inputs in livestock systems, either in the form of N fertilizer or purchased feed. Fortunately, you can reduce those expenses by growing your own nitrogen using forage legumes. Rhizoma perennial peanut (RPP) is a legume adapted to the Florida environment that grows well in mixtures with bahiagrass. This 4-page fact sheet discusses varieties, establishment, weed management, grazing management, and the cost-share program. Written by Jose Dubeux, Lynn Sollenberger, Joao Vendramini, Marcelo Wallau, Ann Blount, Liza Garcia-Jimenez, Erick Santos, and David Jaramillo, and published by the UF/IFAS Agronomy Department, July 2018.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ag421

Estimando la Cantidad de Forraje en Campos de Heno y Potreros

Figure 1. A. Medición de la altura del forraje. B. Recolección de muestras en el campo. C. Pesaje de muestras secasbEl forraje sirve como fuente primaria de nutrientes para la industria ganadera en Florida. El uso eficiente de esta fuente nutricional es crítico para la supervivencia de los agricultores y rancheros de dicho estado. El estimar la cantidad de forraje en potreros puede proveer información útil a la hora de tomar decisiones acerca del manejo de nuestros recursos. Debe de haber suficiente material en el predio para justificar el costo de utilizar el equipo para cosechar (por ejemplo, precio de compra del equipo, renta, costo del combustible a invertirse, y el costo de la mano de obra). Sin esta información, el predio debe ser sometido a pastoreo. Esta publicación contiene las instrucciones para la implementación de un método simple que nos permite determinar la cantidad aproximada de forraje en campos de heno y potreros.This 2-page fact sheet was written by T. Wilson, C. Sanders, J. Breman, y L. Sollenberger. Traducido por J. Bosques, and published by the UF Department of Agronomy, January 2014.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ag379

Production of Miscanthus x giganteus for Biofuel (SSAGR292/AG297)

Figure 2.  Stands of Miscanthus x giganteus reach maturity in July in FloridaThe bioenergy industry has primarily used Miscanthus for combustion in power plants. It has desirable properties of low water and ash contents following a dry-down period before harvest. Current research is focused on its potential as a biomass crop for direct combustion and for lignocellulosic conversion to ethanol and other biofuels. This 3-page fact sheet was written by John Erickson, Curtis Rainbolt, Yoana Newman, Lynn Sollenberger, and Zane Helsel, and published by the UF Department of Agronomy, September 2012.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ag297

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.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/AG162

SSAGR93/AG161 Factors Affecting Forage Quality

Revised! SS-AGR-93, a 5-page illustrated fact sheet by A. T. Adesogan, L. E. Sollenberger, Y.C. Newman, and J.M.B. Vendramini, discusses forage quality and factors affecting intake and nutritive value. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Agronomy, June 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/AG161

SS AGR 303/AG310 Mulato (Brachiaria sp.)

SS-AGR-303, a 4-page fact sheet by J. Vendramini, U. Inyang, B. Sellers, L.E. Sollenberger and M. Silveira, describes the this apomictic hybrid of brachiaragrass with good growing potential for Florida pastures. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Agronomy, May 2008.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/AG310