Cattle and horse operations, large and small, depend on the successful production of forage to help meet the nutritional demands of their animals. Making the grass grow is not as simple or easy as many of us would like it to be. In an effort to help livestock producers improve the productivity of their pastures UF/IFAS Extension, Washington County is presenting a three part series entitled Principles of Pasture Productivity. This series will examine some of the key principles of pasture management including;
- Pasture Fertility – Soil testing, Fertilizer Selection & Application, Balancing Forage Quality, Quantity & Nutrient Demands
- Grazing Management – Causes of Pasture Decline, Rotational Grazing Systems, Integration of Multiple Forage Species
- Weed Control – Integrated Pest Management System, Basics of Pasture Herbicides, Efficient Herbicide Application
Principles of Pasture Productivity is a three part series, each session will be from 6:00-8:00pm. All sessions will be held at the Washington County Agricultural Center (1424 Jackson Ave. Chipley, FL).
- Session 1 – Thursday, May 21st
- Session 2 – Thursday, May 28th
- Session 3 – Thursday, June 4th
There is a $10 registration fee for the series, this fee covers all three sessions. Light refreshments will be available during the sessions. For questions or to register for the series please contact Mark Mauldin at the UF/IFAS Washington County Extension Office; 850-638-6180, email@example.com. Advanced registration is appreciated. Extension programs are open to everyone, if you need special accommodations contact the extension office at least one week prior to the event. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution.