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“Disease and Unpredictable Weather Affect Florida Peaches”

The Vegetable and Specialty Crop News published an article this week on the impact of weather on Florida peaches.  Research is showing that peach leaf rust is a big issue for Florida peaches. According to the article, “Due to Florida’s hot, humid and rainy summers, peaches are much more susceptible to the rust. The disease can cause leaf defoliation, early bloom and early budbreak late in the fall.”  You can read the full article at

Source: Lucien Monfils via Commons Wikimedia