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  • UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County Carinata Planting Trial Program

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    April 14, 2023

    UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County

    Carinata Planting Trial Program

    Derek Barber, the Florida NuSeed carinata representative, is inviting those interested in learning more about growing the crop on Wed., Apr. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interested parties will meet at a field that is currently growing the crop, located at 9409 Hwy. 89 in Jay, directly west of Griswold Peanut Buying Point. Those interested can RSVP by calling 850-857-2313, lunch will be provided to those who RSVP. For more information about this field day or carinata, contact Derek Barber at 904-776-3547 or by email at derek.barber@nuseed.com
    Carinata, a crop that has been gaining interest throughout the southeast, is being tested in many farming fields in Florida. Jerod Jones, a young farmer in Santa Rosa County, managed to sow the plant that survived the bitter Christmas temperatures in Allentown.
    This winter crop could be successfully planted with other summer crops like cotton, beans, or sorghum.This event is a good opportunity to learn more about utilizing carinata as a cover crop, carinata BMPs, production considerations, and market/contract updates. 
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    Derek Barber