Pasture Weed Field Day 2008

Wednesday, October 15th

Dr. Brent Sellers - Range Cattle REC, University of Florida/IFAS

Are you battling soft rush or blackberry? How do you remove sedges (watergrass) from forages while ensuring forage safety? What herbicides are available for pasture weed control? Is that weed poisonous? How can we fertilize economically? How good is Mulato as a forage? These are all questions we ask. Every year we are challenged with new questions, problems, and sometimes, new weeds. It is our goal to help you find an economical approach to weed control in your pastures.

Controlling weeds can be a problem, and optimum weed control will depend on the particular weed species, the environment, weed age and size, as well as time of year. We hope to share some information concerning pasture weed control at this field day.

Who Should Attend?

  • Ranchers
  • Herbicide Applicators
  • Extension Educators
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about weed control in pastures

Program

  • 8:30 Arrive at Ona & Check in
  • 9:00 Opening Welcome & Address
  • 9:10 Tour
    • Soft rush (bull rush) control
    • Blackberry update
    • Sedge (watergrass) control
    • Cogongrass
    • Fertility
    • Forage Update
  • 12:00 Lunch at Range Cattle REC
  • 1:30 Weed Garden Tour

CEU Credits

We are currently applying for CEU. Those needing such credits will be asked to sign in when arriving at the pasture and sign out at the end of the program.

Tour Speakers

Dr. Brent Sellers, Extension Weed Specialist and Asst. Professor, University of Florida-IFAS Range Cattle REC and Dept. of Agronomy

Dr. Greg MacDonald, Weed Scientist and Assoc. Professor, University of Florida-IFAS Department of Agronomy

Dr. Jason Ferrell, Weed Scientist and Asst. Professor, University of Florida-IFAS Department of Agronomy

Dr. Maria Silveira, Soil and Water Scientist and Asst. Professor, University of Florida-IFAS Range Cattle REC and Dept. of Soil and Water Science

Dr. Joao (Joe) Vendramini, Agronomist and Asst. Professor, University of Florida-IFAS Range Cattle REC and Dept. of Agronomy

Directions

From SR64: Travel South on CR663 approximately 5 miles and turn right onto Goosepond road. Travel approximately 1.5 miles and turn left onto Experiment Station Road. Follow the signs for parking.

From SR70: Travel North on CR661 approximately 10 miles and turn left onto Goosepond road. Travel approximately 1.5 miles and turn left onto Experiment Station Road. Follow the signs for parking.

PLEASE RSVP by September 30

We will need to know how many people we will be serving for lunch. Please contact Toni Wood at (863) 735-1314 or email her at flstroll@ufl.edu. A $20 per person registration fee (Registration Form), made payable to The South Florida Beef Forage Program, may be sent directly to Toni Wood, 3401 Experiment Station, Ona, FL 33865. As long as you are pre-registered, you may bring your payment with you to the field day. If you are not pre-registered, on-site registration is $50.

Pasture Weed Field Day Brochure (99KB pdf)