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North FL Research & Education Center- Suwannee Valley

North FL Research & Education Center- Suwannee Valley

De Broughton

Extension: Regional Specialized Agent, Row Crops

De Broughton provides extension and education for North Florida farmers focusing on the agronomic crops of peanut, corn, soybean and small grains.  In collaboration with the State Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Suwannee River Water Management District.

Using on farm demonstrations and research plots, she conducts variety trials, surveys farms for disease and insect problems, and helps provide science-based solutions to daily challenges.  With increased scrutiny on agricultural water use and quality, she is exploring and sharing new technologies such as variable rate fertility application and soil moisture sensing to help farmers implement these BMPs.


De's programs include nutrient and irrigation scheduling that employ best management practices (BMPs) to keep farming productive while protecting water quality.

De Broughton


UF/IFAS North Florida Research & Education Center - Suwannee Valley
7580 County Road 136
Live Oak, FL 32060

Phone: (386) 219-4261

  • Education


    • MS degree, University of Florida, Department of Agricultural Education & Communication, 2011
    • BS degree, University of Florida, Major in Plant Science, 2006