According to a recent article by Heather Kolich, ANR agent in Georgia’s Forsyth County, “With an October freeze followed by a relatively balmy December capped with several consecutive days of subfreezing temperatures, Georgia weather has experienced a few unexpected weather events from autumn into winter. Temperatures at both ends of the spectrum can affect the development of fruit crops during the dormant season, including blueberries and peaches, which are economically important crops in Georgia.” Heather looks at the impact of chill hours on fruit development and subfreezing temperatures on the overwintering of pests and diseases in this recent UGA College of Ag and Environmental Science article.