Prospective Alternative Crops: Hemp, Barley, Carinata

Nearly 80 attendees including producers and stakeholders gathered at the North Florida Research and Education Center-Suwannee Valley on May 20, 2019, to learn about potential opportunities of prospective alternative crops. The Center hosted representatives from the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services and producers and partners from across the state. Topics of discussion were hemp, barley, and carinata.

Holly Bell, director of cannabis, presented an update on the hemp farming act and a timeline in which growers could expect legalization to occur. Dr. Zachary Brym, Assistant Professor – Agroecology and State Hemp Specialist from the Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestaed, Fl, provided an update on the State Hemp Pilot Project. Dr. Kevin Korus, UF/IFAS Alachua County – Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent, and Dr. Charles Barrett, UF/IFAS NFREC Suwannee Valley Regional Specialized Agent – Water Resources, presented the results from a 2018 barely variety trial. Dr. Ian Small, Assistant Professor – Plant Pathology from Quincy, and De Broughton, Regional Specialized Agent, Row Crops presented the possible opportunities, as well as the grower concerns of producing carinata.

Check out the link below for a few event highlights.

For more information on upcoming programs in the Suwannee Valley, contact our office at 386-362-1725.

North Florida Research and Education Center-Suwannee Valley

7580 County Road 136

Live Oak, FL 32060

By Denver Cameron and De Broughton

UF/IFAS Extension is an Equal Opportunity Institution

 

 

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Posted: May 23, 2019


Category: Agriculture, Crops, Events, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agriculture, Alternative Crops, Barley, Carinata, Cover Crops, Hemp, North Florida Research And Education Center-Suwannee Valley


Comments:

Kevin Athearn

May 27, 2021

You would have to contact your county property appraiser office to learn what the additional property tax would be. Every county (and municipality) has a different millage rate. Hoop houses could be treated as an improvement on the property, increasing the assessed value and amount of property tax you owe.

Vivian Searcy Milton
May 25, 2021

How are hoop Houses taxed by the property appraisers office? If it cost $1,395,000 to build the hoop house on the farm how much would the real estate taxes be. the land value with agriculture exemption is 55,000 Total acreage is 150 The extra features value is 1.395,000.

Kevin Athearn

April 16, 2020

Thank you very much for pointing out the Edible Northeast Florida map. I have added that to the blog.

Mimi Vreeland
April 16, 2020

Hello! Could you please edit the above infromation to include “Edible of Northeast and South Florida”. I was informed by the editor of Edible Northeast thy they are also providing the same service as South Florida Edible. Your prompt editing in this announcement would be much appreciated

FRANK GABRY
April 3, 2020

WAS WONDERING as without our impact upon the urban setting could become devastating within days to weeks. Glad this industry is recognized as important, maybe we can be respected better. As having same amount of schooling as most Doctors, then being treated as 'lowly' has disappointed me over the years, as we have less respect. Always dreamed recognition would be nice & this form helps as we are important

De Broughton

November 26, 2019

Hi Kathy, Click on our website and you should find the information you are looking for as well as upcoming training opportunities in the greenhouses. https://svaec.ifas.ufl.edu/ Also, the contact information for our greenhouse manager is on this site if you need more assistance!

Kathy
November 15, 2019

kathylepereking@gmail.com.i worked with peanuts.bkueberries.oeaches,plums,vetch,tobacco etc for IFAS prior to six years ago.I was an OPS. ....have a few questions.i have never tried hydroponics.Will there be a separate print out or paper I can get and read carefully pertaining to local lettuce? that does not have to do with hydro technical methods?( Organic please?).i have been growing soybeans and yet to get good accurate info.locally when I visit my wonderful local IFAS office here.

De Broughton

May 23, 2019

Thanks Al! I’m so glad you could join us!

Al Burns
May 23, 2019

Great meeting.

Patrick Troy
June 19, 2018

A 2018 update: STATE ITEM June 17, 2018 PREV. WEEK June 17, 2017 5-YEAR AVG. FLORIDA Peanuts Pegging 8% 0% 12% 11% Soil Moisture 0% Very Short 7% Short 73% Adequate 20% Surplus Conditions 0% VP, 1% Poor 20% Fair 68% Good 11% Excellent Early planted peanuts look excellent, but late planted were only fair because of prolonged wet conditions.

Jennifer Copeland
October 18, 2017

Checking to see if you are doing the Fall Harvest Experience inn Live Oak. My 3rd grade class loves to go each year!

John
October 10, 2017

Good timing We need to address both!

Patrick Troy

September 10, 2017

The warm spring increased GDDs. What are other varieties doing in your area?

Patrick Troy

September 10, 2017

Most 06G peanuts are running 8-10 days ahead of last year

Patrick Troy

September 10, 2017

Dry weather is expected to follow Monday's rain.

Patrick Troy

September 6, 2017

What was the stover material? Did you roll that down and herbicide it?

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