It's the early harvest season of May in our stonefruit orchard. Pete Andersen shares best management practices for a successful harvest season including overhead freeze protection, fruit thinning techniques, and what causes the sugar speckle splits in nectarines which make them unmarketable in grocery stores.
is a Professor of Horticultural Sciences and conducts research and extension services. Pete's research and extension focus is on agricultural sustainability, food chemistry, and influence of plant chemistry on plant-insect, plant disease and plant-disease interactions, deciduous fruit variety development, culture and management.
is a multi-county Extension agent at the NFREC - Suwannee Valley working in the areas of small farms, commercial vegetables, and protected culture. His specialties include alternative crops, hydroponics, plastic mulch, and drip irrigation technology. Bob was raised on a commercial vegetable farm and has been an Extension agent since 1982.
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