Clint Thompson of UGA reported on Georgia peach farmers’ hopes that this winter will provide more chill hours for their trees than the last two winters. Last year in particular was particularly devastating for peaches with consistently above-normal temperatures leading to less than half the usual number of chill hours, followed by the mid-March frost which dealt a following blow to the already struggling trees. So far we are off to a better start this year, although still below normal, and the cold conditions expected in mid-December should help things along as well.  You can read more at Growing Georgia here. You can monitor chill hours at Agroclimate at

Source: USDA ARS