The University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) will host its annual Fall Field Day at the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Quincy, located at 155 Research Road (off Pat Thomas Parkway), on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004.

Registration is $5 and begins at 8 a.m. Call (850) 875-7100 to register or for more information.

Fall Field Day has been approved for four (4) CEU's for Restricted Use Pesticide License.

Each year NFREC-Quincy hosts its Fall Field Day to give people an opportunity to learn about the research the Center has been conducting and to ask questions. This year an open house has been added to give people even more time to learn about the Center's programs.

"Fall Field Day and open house will cover a wide range of topics that home owners or commercial farm operators will find interesting or beneficial to their home or business," says David Wright, co-organizer and a UF/IFAS professor of Agronomy.

"Parts of the Field Day will expose students and interested people to scientific techniques, as well as practical information that can be used in landscaping, forestry, vegetable gardening, row crop production and a wide host of other areas. You will be able to ask questions of scientists in any of these areas and take away information that will help you back home."

Attendees will be able to choose three tours. The tours cover vegetables, row crops, forestry, and horticulture. There will also be an open house after lunch, which will give participants an opportunity to attend special sessions, where they can learn about "Butterfly Magic," "Deciduous Fruits and Nuts," "Perennial Trial Garden," and much more.

"Individuals attending the open house sessions at the Fall Field Day will have the opportunity to learn more about some of the newer projects at the Center and get updates on activities that have been under way for some time," says Richard Sprenkel, Associate Center Director and host of "Butterfly Magic".

"The sessions will also provide the opportunity for attendees to ask questions of the faculty at the Center."