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Alabama Fruit Crop Braves Cold Temperatures

AUBURN, Ala.—Exceptionally low temperatures in mid-March were worrisome for peach, blueberry and strawberry producers. With portions of North Alabama sinking into the low 20s and Central and South Alabama slipping below 30 degrees, producers and Alabama Extension agents feared for the future of spring berry and fruit crops. Temperatures Did Not Ruin Peach Crop Gary Gray, a commercial horticulture agent with ... Read More »

Freezing Temperatures Threaten Strawberry, Peach Crops

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AUBURN, Ala.—The threat of freezing temperatures in Alabama quickly shifted strawberry and peach growers from production mode into protection mode. Producers of both fruits are making preparations to protect their crops from frost and freezing temperatures. Alabama Cooperative Extension System Commercial Horticulturist, Dr. Elina Coneva, specializes in commercial fruit crops production. Coneva said growers throughout the state are implementing protective measures ... Read More »

Peach Crop Insurance Meeting March 2 at Alabama Green Industry Training Center

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AUBURN, Alabama — The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is hosting a Peach Crop Insurance meeting with the USDA Risk Management Agency, Thursday, March 2. The meeting is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Alabama Green Industry Training Center at 5521 Cahaba Valley Rd, Birmingham, Alabama. Centered in Chilton County, the peach industry is an important part of Alabama’s economy. According to the U.S. ... Read More »

Low Chill Hours Cause Worry for Peach Producers

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AUBURN, Ala. – This year, fruit growers are experiencing one of the warmest winters in more than 60 years. Most deciduous fruit trees, such as peach trees, adapt to winter cold and require a certain number of chill hours to produce a good harvest. As of Feb. 1, the Chilton Research and Extension Center in Clanton, Alabama, has logged 587 ... Read More »

Chilton Area Peach Production Meeting Tuesday, Jan.24 at 3 p.m.

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Researchers and Growers Discuss Effects of Warm Winter    The 2017 Chilton Area Peach Production Meeting will be heldTuesday, Jan. 24 at the Alabama Power Company Building, 2030 7th St. S (US Hwy 31 just north of I-65 Exit 205) in Clanton from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Supper will be served.  At 3 p.m. the new Grower Exhibition will open ... Read More »

Peaches: A Great Treat on a Hot Afternoon

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Peaches are a Southern tradition in the summer. They are a great treat to have on a hot afternoon. Now that peaches are in season, it is important to know how to choose the best peach and the best ways to preserve them.  When choosing the best peach, it is important to take into account how ripe it is. “Make sure ... Read More »

Food Friday: Peachy Peach

Even if it leaves a stain on your shirt, a fresh peach is a Southern summer favorite. How about incorporating this delicious fruit in more places than just cut fruit or breakfast. Stop by the fruit stand on your way home and pick up fresh peaches. Your family will enjoy a delicious peach dessert, using a recipe from the Auburn Cookbook by ... Read More »