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Cool-Season Forage

Although Florida has a mild winter climate, warm-season perennial forages provide limited grazing during the late fall and winter months. As a result, from November until April, little forage is available from perennial grasses except for cool-season (winter) annual forages. However, successful tillage systems and overseeding of perennial pastures can improve performance of winter annual forages in winter pastures. Planting after harvest of cotton, peanut, and another row crop is another option to provide quick establishment of winter cover crops on fertile row crop land that may produce more forage than overseeded pasture land that is not as fertile. --Source: Tillage and Overseeding Pastures for Winter Forage Production in North Florida

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