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Carinata Field Day Scheduled at E.V. Smith Field Crops Unit

Carinata Field Day Scheduled at E.V. Smith Field Crops Unit

AUBURN, Alabama— A carinata field day open to growers and other agricultural industry representatives is scheduled for April 5 at 8 a.m.

The field day will be held at the Field Crops Unit, on the South side of I-85 exit 26 across from the Chevron truck stop.

Topics will include:

  • Carinata productioncarinata
  • Variety trials
  • Cropping systems

Austin Hagan, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System plant pathologist, said the field day is a good opportunity to learn more about adding carinata to crop rotations.

“The carinata field day is a great opportunity for farmers and other industry personnel to learn more about carinata,” Hagan said. “There are eight carinata trials at the Field Crops Unit. These include three breeding line studies, one row spacing/cultivar/fungicide study, a breeding line/fungicide input study, and a fungicide timing study.”

The results of these studies will be useful for farmers already growing carinata. The field day will also benefit those who choose to add the crop to rotations in the coming year.

Event Information

Hagan said the field day should conclude by 10 a.m. Sponsors include: SPARC (Southeast Partnership for Advanced Renewables from Carinata), the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University.

For more information contact:

  • Austin Hagan at 334.321.8248
  • Rudy Yates at 334.422.1135
  • Christine (Chris) Bliss at 850.559.7118

 

Photos by Christine Bliss, Agrisoma Biosciences, Inc.

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