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Residents invited to learn about Bahia grass pastures

RELEASE DATE: May 16, 2016

TAVARES — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is inviting the public to learn more about Bahia grass pastures during a two-hour class beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 26 at the Lake County Extension Office, located at 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares

Megan Mann, UF/IFAS Lake County Livestock Agent, will lead and discuss research-based and environmentally friendly ways that livestock and forage producers can get the most from their Bahia. Topics will include variety selection, fertilization, grazing management and weed prevention.

“Bahia grass is the most popularly grown pasture grass in Central Florida, can provide nutrients for grazing animals, serves as an eye-appealing ground cover, and can play an important role in nutrient remediation and erosion prevention,” said Mann. “This class will teach residents how to properly maintain Bahia by ensuring the plant receives adequate moisture and nutrition, preventing weed infestation and managing grazing at appropriate levels.”

Space in the class is limited and pre-registration is required online at https://bahiaclass.eventbrite.com.  he cost to participate is $5, which includes written material.

For more information on pasture management or the Bahia grass program, contact Megan Mann at 352-343-4101 ext. 2728 or horsygrl@ufl.edu.

 he mission of the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County is to develop knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The Extension service provides free consultations, as well as educational programs on a variety of subjects.


 

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More Information:
Megan Mann
352-343-4101 ext. 2728
horsygrl@ufl.edu

Lake County media contact:
Elisha Pappacoda
Public Information Officer
Office: 352-343-9609; Cell: 352-460-2851
epappacoda@lakecountyfl.gov

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