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2014 Peanut Field Day a Success

Dr. Barry Tillman, NFREC Peanut Breeder, shared the  results of his work with the newer peanut variates.  Photo credit Doug Mayo

Dr. Barry Tillman, NFREC Peanut Breeder, shared the results of his work with the newer peanut variates. Photo credit Doug Mayo

The 36th annual UF/IFAS Peanut Field Day took place this past Thursday, August 14th at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Marianna.   The event showcased some of the latest research being conducted on peanut production from the University of Florida, all of which was focused on increasing farmer’s productivity and providing a better product to the consumer.

Jay Ferrell 2014 Peanut Field Day

Dr. Jay Ferrell, UF Weed Specialist, discussed early emergence herbicide options.  Photo credit Doug Mayo

Topics covered on the tours included new peanut varieties, weed and disease control methods, and technology for determining proper harvest time for peanuts. The event was attended by about 140 peanut producers, research and extension faculty and industry representatives  from North Florida, Alabama and Georgia.

The following are videos of local news coverage from Channel 13 and Channel 7 in Panama City. (There are short advertisements at the beginning of each news story)

WJHQ News Channel 7

WMBB News Channel 13

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Author: Josh Thompson - j.thompson@ufl.edu

Josh Thompson is a regional agricultural agent based in Jackson County who focuses on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and agronomic crops.
http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu
Josh Thompson

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