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Low Chill Strategies for Georgia Peach Producers

As we near that magical chill hour cut off date of February 15th we once again find ourselves talking about what to do about low chill.  Last season (2015 – 2016) was historically low and this season is not shaping up to be much better.

Greg Reighard, Clemson University, recently spoke to southeastern peach growers about options to overcome this low chill year.  Below you can find his summary of what we can do to mitigate the effects of low chill hours, units, portions.

Management Strategies Following Inadequate Chill Hours

At this point it does not matter what you call them.  We don’t have enough of either.  We plan to have a short informal meeting to discuss this topic so please let me know if you would like to be notified.

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Jeff Cook

About Jeff Cook

County Agriculture Agent in Taylor & Peach Counties, and Area Peach Agent. B.S. Plant Pathology, UGA. Master of Plant Protection and Pest Management, UGA.