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

The Perennial Peanut Producers Association and UF/IFAS Extension will be hosting the annual Perennial Peanut Field Day on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Quincy, Florida.  Registration will begin at 9:30 eastern time, with the program starting at 10:00.  A $10 registration fee per person will be collected at the event.

The morning session will include two presentations and conclude with a tour of the research plots at the station.  Following a sponsored lunch, there  will be three more presentations, and the event will conclude with a producer panel discussion.  See the agenda below for specific topics and presenters.

Field Day Agenda

9:30 EST – Registration begins

10:00 – 10:05 – Welcome – Glen Aiken, NFREC Center Director

10:05 – 10:10 – Announcements – Ann Blount

10:10 – 10:30 – Business meeting – David Caruthers – President PPPA

10:30 – 11:00 – The economics of perennial peanut for hay and grazing – Dr. Chris Prevatt

11:00 – 11:30 – The NPGS Peanut Germplasm collection – Dr. Shyam Tallury and Dr. Melanie Harrison, USDA-ARS National Plant Germplasm System, Griffin, Georgia

11:30 – 12:30 – Field tours of ornamentals, diseases, and weed ID – Ian Small, Kelly Thomas, Brent Sellers, Pratap Devoka, David Wright, Sunny Liao, Koko Chen, Ann Blount, and Cheryl Mackowiak

12:30 – 1:15 – Lunch

1:15 – 1:30 – Ornamental aspects of perennial peanut -Kelly Thomas, Jerry Stageman and Gary Knox

1:30 – 2:00 – Perennial peanut response to water stress – Victor Guerra/Cheryl Mackowiak

2:00 – 2:30 – Weed and herbicide update – Brent Sellers

2:30 – 3:00 – Producer panel spotlight, wrap up and evaluation – moderated by Cheryl Mackowiak

Use the following link for the printer friendly flyer:  2019 Perennial Peanut Field Day Flyer

The field day will be held at NFREC Quincy – 155 Research Road, Quincy, Florida 32351.  For more information about the field day, contact Cheryl Mackowiak 850-875-7126.