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UF Stone Fruit Field Day

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UF/IFAS Plant Science Research & Education Unit

2556 West Highway 318

Citra, Florida 32113

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9:30 a.m.-10:00 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 p.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 a.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

3 CEUs in Private Applicator or Ag Tree Crop included

Certified Crop Advisor CEUs: Soil & Water Management: 1, Integrated Pest Management: 1, Crop Management: 1.5

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2556 West Highway 318

Citra, Florida 32113

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