Perennial peanut, a versatile and nutritious forage sometimes called “Florida’s alfalfa,” will take the spotlight Saturday, June 6 at the 9th Annual Perennial Peanut Producers Field Day, held in Moultrie, Ga.

The event, co-sponsored by the University of Florida and the University of Georgia, takes place from 9 a.m. until approximately 2:30 p.m. on the Sunbelt Expo site.

Newcomers and experienced perennial peanut growers alike can benefit by attending. The program includes a research update, field tour and demonstration of equipment, and presentations on establishing perennial peanut, marketing hay, controlling weeds and using perennial peanut as an ornamental plant.

A legume native to South America, perennial peanut is grown on about 40,000 acres in the Southeast, said Clay Olson, Taylor County Extension director.

For more information on the event, see http://emr.ifas.ufl.edu/docs/pnut.pdf. Additional material on perennial peanut is available at http://taylor.ifas.ufl.edu.