A field of carinata growing at the UF/IFAS Quincy Research Station. Photo Credit: David Wright, UF/IFAS


Carinata, a crop that has been gaining interest throughout the Southeast, is being tested in many farmers’ fields in Florida. This winter crop could be successfully planted in rotation with other summer crops like cotton, soybeans, or sorghum.  Jerod Jones, a young farmer in Santa Rosa county, managed to plant some that survived the bitter Christmas temperatures in Allentown. Derek Barber, our Florida NuSeed carinata rep, is inviting any who want to see the crop on farm and learn more about it to attend a field day on April 26, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

The field is located at 9409 Hwy 89, Jay, Florida.  To be even more specific, it is a field directly west of the Griswold Peanut Buying Point, in Allentown.  If you want more information about this field day or carinata, contact Derek Barber at 904-776-3547 or by email at derek.barber@nuseed.com

Please consider visiting this short field day (WHICH WILL INCLUDE LUNCH) to learn more about utilizing carinata as a cover crop, carinata BMPs, production considerations, and market/contract updates.  Please RSVP with the Santa Rosa Extension office (850-857-2313)  to reserve your lunch.