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UF/IFAS 2019 Stone Fruit Field Day

April 30, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm


9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Registration and Welcome

Dr. Sarkhosh, Dr. Popenoe and PSREU team

10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Subtropical Peach Production in Florida: Research and Extension Update

Dr. Ali Sarkhosh, UF/IFAS-Horticultural Sciences Department

10:20 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Progress in Low-chill Peach Variety Development for Florida

Dr. Jose Chaparro,UF/IFAS-Horticultural Sciences Department

10:45 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Prevention and Management of Peach Diseases in Florida

Dr. Phil Harmon, UF/IFAS- Plant Pathology Department

11:10 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Maximizing Fruit Quality of Low-chill Peaches through Optimum Preharvest- Management Practices

Dr. Mark Ritenour, UF/IFAS-Indian River Research and Education Center

11:35 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Prevention and Management of Root-knot Nematodes in Peach Orchard

Dr. Don Dickson, UF/IFAS- Entomology and Nematology Department

12 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Nitrogen Fertilization in Subtropical Peaches

Dr. Zilfina Rubio Ames, UF/IFAS-Horticultural Sciences Department

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Bagging as an alternative insect and disease management tool

David Campbell, UF/IFAS-Horticultural Sciences Department

2:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Florida and the Not-So-Giant Peach: Can peaches from unthinned trees be used in the- fermentation industry?

Savanna Curtis, UF/IFAS- Food Science and Human Nutrition Department

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Field Plot Tour OR Tasting Fruit of Different Peach Cultivars

Drs. Chaparro, Sarkhosh, and Popenoe

Questions? Please contact Juanita Popenoe, Multi-County Commercial Fruit Production Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Lake County at jpopenoe@ufl.edu or 352-343-4101 ext. 2727.

CCA and Pesticide applicator CEUs applied for.

Let us know if would like to be a sponsor or sponsor a table.


Frank Stronach Conference Center
2556 W HWY 318
Citra, FL 32113 United States
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