Posts Tagged ‘Georgia Peach Industry’

Georgia Orchardist’s Perspective

Lawson Peaches Focuses on Agritourism and Other Diversification to See the Farm Through Recent Challenges

 

It’s been a difficult season for peach growers, and Irvin Lawson can attest to that.  Lawson Peaches has been growing peaches in Morven, Georgia since 1961, and Lawson says he’s never seen a year like this.

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A Peachy Outlook for the Season Ahead

Georgia Experts Talk Chill Hours, Drought, and Other Factors for Commercial Peach

 

Peaches are just getting going in Georgia.  Growers are getting into “peach mode,” and by all accounts, the season seems off to a great start.  Both Dario Chavez, an assistant professor in Peach Research and Extension in the Horticulture Department at the University of Georgia, and Duke Lane, the president of the Georgia Peach Council and part of Genuine Georgia, a company that represents and markets for commercial peach growers of Georgia, gave the season a “thumbs up” as it is, even despite issues with drought and lack of chill hours.  Chavez and Lane agree that the season is right on track. Read More…