Perennial Peanut field close up

Perennial peanut hay field in Jackson County. Credit: Doug Mayo, UF/IFAS


The annual Perennial Peanut Field Day will be held on Thursday, June 1st, at the North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy, Florida.  This event is a partnership between the Perennial Peanut Producer’s Association (PPPA), and the UF/IFAS Panhandle Agriculture Extension Team.  The focus of the field day in 2023 will be on weed control and alternative uses for perennial peanut.

The event will begin with a PPPA business meeting, and the transition to an outdoor one-hour tour of weed control demonstration plots (dress accordingly).  The remainder of the event will be held indoors for presentations and grower panel discussions, and conclude with a sponsored lunch.  Registration for this event is $10/person, payable at the door.  Event Agenda Below.

Agenda (Eastern Time Zone)

8:30 EDT           Registration & Poster Viewing

9:00- 9:10          Welcome (David Caruthers, President PPPA) and announcements (Dr. Cheryl Mackowiak, NFREC or NFREC Director Dean Pringle)

9:10 – 9:30         PPPA Business Meeting – David Caruthers, PPPA President

9:30 – 10:30       Weed demonstration and ID challenge – Herbicide trials – Mark Mauldin, UF/IFAS Extension Washington County

10:45 – 11:00     Alternative uses for Perennial Peanut in Landscapes: A Pictorial – Jerry Stageman, Sunset Specialty Growers, McAlpin, FL.

11:00 – 11:45     Alternative uses for Perennial Peanut Hay: (Gower panel)Doug Mayo moderator, UF/IFAS Extension Jackson County

11:45 – 12:00    Grazing Perennial Peanut: What Proportion do we Need in the Pasture? – Nicolas Caram (PhD student, Sollenberger program)

12:00 – 12:30     Alternative uses for Perennial Peanut: Grazing Systems (Grower panel) – Dr. Jose Dubeux moderator, UF/IFAS Forage Management Specialist

12:30 – 1:30      Lunch & Poster Viewing

For More information contact:
Perennial Peanut Producers Association, Madison, FL (850) 973-2399
UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy, FL (850) 875-7126