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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

  • April 19, 2016
  • 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • 2556 West Highway 318, Citra, FL 32113

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.

REGISTER HERE

Sponsors:

Peach Establishment and Production Budgets for Download

Order Flordaguard seed today for your propagation needs.  Contact Mercy Olmstead

 
 
 

The "Just Peachy" Blog

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:

  • New Sri Lankan Weevil affecting south central peach orchards
  • Comment period for Florida Peach Marketing Order extended to: June 30, 2015.

UF Stone Fruit Program History

How did the Stone Fruit program start?  Find out what other fruits were bred in this program before peaches, nectarines and plums.

 

Stone Fruit Production in Florida

Where to start?  This page has information on how to establish an orchard, manage diseases, weeds, and pests, and all aspects of production.

 
 
 
 
 
  

Stone Fruit Varieties and Availability

Find out what the latest varieties are and their availability at regional nurseries.

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