$12 – $250

Cool Season Forage Field Day

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UF/IFAS Extension Hardee and DeSoto Counties

2150 Northeast Roan Street

Arcadia, FL 34266

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Cool season forages can be a great way to provide adequate nutrition for your livestock during winter and early spring in Florida. This educational oportunity will provide an insight on their performance in South Central Florida as well as essential information for livestock producers to decide if these forages can be an option for their operation.


Program Agenda:

8:00 AM- Registration

8:30 AM – Introduction

8:45 AM – Cool Season Forage Biology- Jonael Bosques, UF/IFAS Extension Hardee County

9:15 AM – Cool Season Forage Options- Dr. Marcelo Wallau, UF Forage Agronomist

9:45 AM – Break and travel time

10:15 AM – Pasture Visit (Travel time: 30 min)

10:45 AM – Estimating forage yield- Dr. Karla Hernandez , UF/IFAS Extension DeSoto County

11:15 AM – Cool Season Legumes- Francisco Rivera, UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County

11: 25 AM – Cereal Grains- Taylor Davis, UF/IFAS Extension Highlands County

11:35 AM – Ryegrasses- Bridget Stice, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County

11:45 AM – Forage Plot Mixes- Dr. Marcelo Wallau, UF Forage Agronomist

12:00 PM – Cool Season Forage Economics: Are they Worth it?- Chris Prevatt, UF Livestock

Economist

12:15 PM - Departure for Lunch - Hardee County Extension Office (507 Civic Center Dr. Wauchula, FL 33733)

1:00 PM - Benefits of Pasture Cover Crops over Dormant Perennial Pastures- Dr. Joao Vendramini, UF

Forage Agronomist

1:30 PM - Cool Season Weed Management- Dr. Brent Sellers, UF Weed Specialist

2:00 PM - Program Evaluation and Adjourn


** Please bring closed toe shoes and remember that we will be walking on uneaven surfaces in a cattle pasture.


UF/IFAS Extension is an Equal Opportunity Institution.

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