Annual Warm-Season Legumes for Florida and the US Gulf Coast: Forage Yield, Nutritional Composition, and Feeding Value (AN259)

High-quality forage legumes that can be grown during the warm-season are scarce in Florida and the Gulf Coast region. Seeded warm-season legumes, such as cowpea, soybean, and pigeonpea, are less expensive and faster to establish than perennial peanut, and they could provide nutritious forage to complement beef cattle and other ruminant animal feeding programs. This 5-page fact sheet summarizes the results of three years of field trials and two feeding trials conducted at North Florida Research and Education Center in Marianna, located in northwest Florida. Written by Jamie Foster, Robert Myer, A.T. Adesogan, Jeffery Carter, Lynn Sollenberger, and Ann Blount, and published by the UF Department of Animal Science, January 2011.

SSAGR320/AG330 Limpograss (Hemarthria altissima) Overview and Management

SS-AGR-320, an 8-page illustrated fact sheet by Yoana Newman, Joao Vendramini, Lynn E. Sollenberger, and Ken Quesenberry, describes this warm-season perennial grass that is well adapted to flatwoods sites in Florida — history and released cultivars, yield, nutritive values, animal performance, planting, management, utilization, and insects and plant diseases. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Agronomy, August 2009.

SSAGR322/AG332 Defining Forage Quality

SS-AGR-322, a 6-page illustrated fact sheet by Yoana C. Newman, Adegbola T. Adesogan, Joao Vendramini and Lynn Sollenberger, defines forage quality, changes in forage quality, and what information can be obtained from commercial laboratory analyses. Includes reference. Published by the UF Department of Agronomy, June 2009.