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2016 UF Annual Stone Fruit Workshop/Field Day
Frank Stronach Conference Center, UF Plant Science Research and Education Unit, Citra, FL
This year we have an exciting program, featuring Chalmers Carr, owner of Titan Farms, the largest peach orchard operation east of the Mississippi River. Additional topics include updates on critical bud temperatures in peach (are our varieties different?), potential nematode-resistant rootstocks for Florida, new insects of concern, and nematodes in Florida peach orchards.
We will also touch base on the failure of the marketing order, and what the next steps are towards a Florida Peach Growers Association/Organization.
CEU credits will be available for application to pesticide licenses (1.5 CEUs).
Lunch, coffee, and break items will be graciously provided by our sponsors - so please thank them if you see them at the field day!
Please register to receive a ticket for lunch - deadline for registration is April 12th, 2016.
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What's going on in Florida or the American peach world? Follow our blog to get updates for new entries!
Here are some of our new topics:
How did the Stone Fruit program start? Find out what other fruits were bred in this program before peaches, nectarines and plums.
Where to start? This page has information on how to establish an orchard, manage diseases, weeds, and pests, and all aspects of production.
Find out what the latest varieties are and their availability at regional nurseries.