Dr. Barry Tillman, NFREC Peanut Breeder, will share the results of his research on the newer peanut varieties at the 2018 Peanut Field Day. Photo credit Doug Mayo

The annual UF/IFAS Peanut Field Day will be held at the Marianna North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) on Thursday, August 23, 2018, starting with registration at 7:30 AM (CDT) and ending with a sponsored lunch at the nearby Sunland Pavilion.

[notice]Notice – Sunland’s policies do not allow children at the faculty where lunch will be served.[/notice]

Certified crop advisor and pesticide CEUs will be available at registration. Organizers are requesting pesticide CEUs from both Florida and Georgia for this event.

Starting at 8 AM, there will be a harvest clinic to demonstrate pod blasting and maturity evaluation. Several types of peanut combines will also be on site for viewing.

Field tours will begin promptly at 9:15 AM. Tour groups will rotate through five tour stops. Topics to be addressed include insect and disease management, herbicide use, nitrogen credit/fertility and variety updates.

Speakers include Barry Tillman (UF/IFAS), Nick Dufault (UF/IFAS), Mike Mulvaney (UF/IFAS), Ethan Carter (UF/IFAS Extension), Kalyn Waters (UF/IFAS Extension), Mark Mauldin (UF/IFAS Extension), Mark Abney (UGA), and Eric Prostko (UGA).

 

Download the printer friendly flyer:  2018 Peanut Field Day Flyer

Location:

NFREC-Marianna

3925 HWY 71, Marianna, FL  32446-8091
Phone: (850) 394-9124

Directions

From I-10, take Exit #142 (State Road 71, Marianna). Go north on SR-71 for approximately 2 miles. Turn left onto US-90, heading west. Go about 3 miles, then take SR-71 where the road branches off to the right. Follow SR-71 north for about 6 miles. The Center is on the left.