Monday, June 29, 2015

Peach Production Workshop and Field Day

The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Invites You to Attend: Peach Production Workshop and Field on Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the University of Arkansas Fruit Research Station, 1749 State Hwy 818, Clarksville, AR 72830

Tentative Program Schedule
2:15-2:45 Registration
2:45-3:00- Welcome and Introduction- Dan Chapman
3:00-3:30- UA Peach Breeding Program Update- Dr. John Clark
3:30-4:00- New Tools and Directions in Peach Breeding- Dr. Ksenija Gasic- Clemson University
4:00-4:20- Peach Texture Diversity in the Arkansas Peach Breeding Program- Alejandra Salgado
4:20-4:40- Evaluating Bacterial Spot Resistance in Peaches Using Some Old and
New Techniques- Terrence Frett
4:40-5:10- Peach Cultivar Evaluation Trial- Preliminary Results- Taunya Ernst
5:10-5:30- Peach Insect Management- Dr. Donn T. Johnson
5:30-5:50- Peach Disease Management- Sherrie Smith
5:50-6:30- Dinner and Peach Tasting
6:30-7:30- Field Tour

We have invited a prominent peach breeder from Clemson University, Dr. Ksenija Gasic, to give us an update on new peach cultivars for the Southeast. Our own Dr. John Clark and his graduate students will give us an update on peach research in Arkansas. We will also discuss pest issues affecting the industry. In addition, we will have a display of the large number of peach cultivars and selections we have at our facility and a field tour that will emphasize our peach breeding program. Whether you are thinking about expanding your existing orchard, changing to newer cultivars, or planting a new orchard, this is a great opportunity.

There will be a $20.00 charge to attend this workshop to cover dinner and hand-out materials. Registration fee will be charged on the day of the workshop.
To register contact:  Katie Hanshaw at 479-754-2406 or

Registration is required by Monday July 13.

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