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
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