Free Soil and Plant Tissue Testing for Established Bahiagrass Pastures in the Peace River, Manasota, and Alafia River Basins
University of Florida/IFAS, Range Cattle Research and Education Center
March 18, 2010
Soil and plant tissue testing are excellent tools for identifying lime and fertilizer requirements in pastures. The University of Florida-IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center in Ona will be offering free testing for the first 200 samples of soil and plant tissue (from established bahiagrass pastures) received between April 1 and June 30, 2010. In addition to the test results, participants will receive fertilizer recommendations and copies of educational materials related to fertilization management. Both soil and plant tissue samples must be submitted together to qualify for the program. For additional information on proper soil and tissue sampling, please contact your local county extension office. If you would like to participate or have questions about the program, please contact Reyna Speckmann, Extension Scientist, at 863-735-1314 Ext 206 or Reyna Speckmann.
Do you live in the Peace River, Manasota, or Alafia River basin?
These basins include Hardee, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties and portions of Highlands, Polk, Charlotte and Hillsborough counties. Click on the basin below to view territory maps:
Peace River (http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/basinboards/peace.php)
Alafia River (http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/basinboards/alafia.php)
SWFWMD Basin Map (http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/data/map/basinmap.html)