While the Christmas freeze is well in the past for most of us, some forage producers are still seeing the impacts affecting their fields. Here is some advice from UF/IFAS on what happened and what to do if your forage was severely impacted by the frigid weather: Impacts of the Christmas Freeze on Forages – What Happened and What to Do Now. A separate article discusses how you can choose appropriate forage blends to reduce damage from extreme weather in the future: Utilizing Winter Forage Blends for Insurance Against Climate Chaos.

Oats, Avena sativa (left), black oats Avena strigosa (center) and cereal rye (right) on 05 January 2023, following the December freeze event. Credit: Cheryl Mackowiak, UF/IFAS