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Integrating Perennial Peanut into Bahia Pasture Field Day October 9


Research trails currently being conducted at the NFREC Marianna will evaluating methods for integrating perennial peanut into bahiagrass pastures for improved cattle performance. Photo credit: Jose Dubeux

The University of Florida has conducted several research and on-farm trials to evaluate the potential integration of perennial peanut into bahiagrass pastures.  One of their on-farm trials was conducted at Cherokee Ranch, south of Marianna, Florida. Additional research trials are also being conducted at the North Florida Research and Education Center’s (NFREC) Beef Research Unit.  Adding perennial peanut to grass pastures has two main goals: to improve the performance of grazing animals through improved forage quality, and also to add nitrogen to the forage system to boost forage yields or reduce nitrogen fertilization.

On Friday, October 9th a Field Day will be held to allow participants to tour the trial sites. The Field Day will begin at Cherokee Ranch and conclude at the North Florida Research and Education Center Beef Unit, near Greenwood.  Lunch will be provided for participants in this event.  A $10 registration fee will be required for each participant, payable at registration the day of the event. Please RSVP by Monday, October 5th by email to Doris Williams or by phone: 850-482-9620.

Integrating Perennial Peanut into Bahiagrass Pastures Field Day

Friday, October 9, 2015

Cherokee Ranch, 1525 Fairview Road, Marianna, FL
UF/IFAS NFREC Marianna, 4925 Highway 162 North, Marianna, FL

Per Peanut in Bahia Agenda

Download the printer friendly flyer for this event:  Perennial Peanut/Bahia Pasture Field Day


For more information, contact:

Jose Dubeux (UF/IFAS – NFREC) or 850-526-1618

Doug Mayo (UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension) or 850-482-9620


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