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Carinata Summit March 15-16

Carinata Summit March 15-16

Carinata field shotFarmers, extension agents, researchers, industry representatives, and interested parties are cordially invited to the “Brassica Carinata Summit 2016” to be held at the University of Florida’s North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Quincy, Florida, USA (155 Research Road, Quincy, FL, 32351) on March 15-16, 2016. This will be an excellent opportunity for academic groups, producers, industry and other interest groups to come together and be part of the on-going efforts in developing B. carinata as a commercial bio-fuel feedstock.

The agenda is being put together such that a wide range of interests related to Carinata can be addressed. Tentatively, the meetings will comprise talks and tours covering various topics:

  • March 15: Overview of 2015-16 carinata production season in FL, GA, and AL; nutrient management; pest management; harvest management; update on current and future market potential of B.carinata ; Visit to commercial production sites

  • March 16: Agronomic and feeding trials in FL; research overview in other US and international locations; updates on crop performance improvement and breeding efforts; research plot tours at Quincy; Break-out sessions

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2016 Carinata Summit March 15-16

 

Airport: The nearest airport is Tallahassee Regional Airport which is 21 miles from NFREC, Quincy. Jacksonville (180 miles), Gainesville (180 miles) and Panama City (83 miles) are other nearby cities that are well connected to Quincy by road.

Hotel Arrangements: We have blocked 30 rooms for the nights of 3-14-16 through 3-17-16 at the Hampton Inn, Quincy, FL (165 Spooner Road, Quincy 32351; +1-850-627-7555). The rate for University of Florida is $ 119 plus tax/night. Please reference University of Florida-Carinata meetings when you call the hotel. The Holiday Inn is also a suitable option currently selling at $ 113 plus tax/night for the specified date.

Please RSVP at your earliest convenience and feel free to contact us with any questions:

Sheeja George: sheejageorge@ufl.edu (850-875-7136; 850-284-1334)
David Wright: wright@ufl.edu (+1-850-875-7119)

Jeff Klingenberg: jklingenberg@agrisoma.com; (229-386-1334)
Christine Bliss: cbliss@agrisoma.com (850-559-7118)

 

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Author: David Wright – wright@ufl.edu


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David Wright

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