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Perennial Peanut Field Day June 6

Dr. Ann Blount discusses her work in perennial peanut varieity selection at the 2014 Perennial Peanut Field Day held in Quincy.

Dr. Ann Blount discusses her work in perennial peanut varieity selection at the 2014 Perennial Peanut Field Day held in Quincy.

The Perennial Peanut Producers Association and the University of Florida are teaming up to host a tour of ongoing perennial peanut research at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center near Marianna, Florida.   Registration begins at 9:30 AM Central Time with the program starting at 10:00 AM. Field tours and Sponsor introductions will be followed by lunch. After lunch, there will be an on-farm tour of Basford Farms that includes new varieties and equipment.

PPPA LogoPerennial Peanut Field Day

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

9:30 AM Central Time registration

$ 10 per person

UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, Marianna, Florida

 Topics to be covered include:

  • Producer panel

  • Establishment into pastures/sod

  • Herbicide management

  • Variety Trials

    • overall performance
    • vigor, biological nitrogen fixing
  • Visit a commercial perennial peanut hay farm and planting operation

Directions to NFREC Marianna Beef Unit:

From I-10, take highway 71 north at exit 142, through Marianna to Greenwood (approximately 11 miles).  The Beef Unit/Bull Test is located 1.4 miles west on highway 162 from the traffic light in Greenwood.

An alternative for those coming from the east on I-10 is to exit at 152 at Grand Ridge and take Highway 69 to Greenwood. Continue straight after traffic light for 1.4 miles.  Look for the UF/IFAS sign on the south (left) side of the road.

From Dothan, AL take Highway 231 south and turn left on Highway 162.  The unit is 11.4 miles east of highway 231 on highway 162.perennial peanut flower

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Author: Cheryl Mackowiak – echo13@ufl.edu


http://nfrec.ifas.ufl.edu

Cheryl Mackowiak

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