Skip to main content
Peaches and leaves.

Stone Fruit Field Day

The UF Stone Fruit Field Day will be held May 29, 2018 from 9 am to 3:30 at the UF/IFAS Plant Science Research and Education Unit in Citra. See the agenda below and register online for this free program.

9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.       Registration and Welcome –  Dr. Popenoe, Dr. Sarkhosh, and PSREU team

10:00 a.m.-10:20 a.m. Peach Production in Florida: Successes and challenges – Dr. Ali Sarkhosh, UF/IFAS-Horticultural Sciences Department

10:20 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Progress in Peach Variety Development for the Lower Coastal Plain – Dr. Tom Beckman, Research Horticulturist, USDA/ Fruit and Tree Nut Research: Byron, GA

10:45 a.m.-11:10 a.m.    Weed Management in Stone Fruit – Dr. Peter Dittmar, UF/IFAS-Horticultural Sciences Department

11:10 a.m.-11:35 a.m.    Peach harvesting and postharvest handling considerations for different markets – Dr. Jeff Brecht, UF/IFAS-Horticultural Sciences Department

11:35 a.m.-12:00 p.m.    Cover Crop Options for Fruit Orchards – Dr. Danielle Treadwell, UF/IFAS-Horticultural Sciences Department

12 p.m.-1:00 p.m.            Lunch sponsored by Maxijet

1:00 a.m.-1:25 p.m. Peach Rootstock Issues and Progress for the Southeast Industry – Dr. Tom Beckman, Research Horticulturist, USDA/ Fruit and Tree Nut Research: Byron, GA

1:25 p.m.-1:45 p.m.        Peach marketing Campaign Results – Mrs. Sonia Tighe, Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association

1:45 p.m.-2:05 p.m.        Practical Pest Management for Florida’s Subtropical Peaches – Mr. Cory Penca, UF/IFAS- Plant Sciences Department

2:05 p.m.-2:25 p.m. How to irrigate peaches in Florida – Mr. Carlos Zambrano, UF/IFAS- Horticultural Sciences Department

2:25 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Field Plot Tour

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *