Peter C. Andersen

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Name: Peter C. Andersen
Date registered: July 8, 2013
URL: http://nfrec.ifas.ufl.edu

Latest posts

  1. Late Winter Freeze Events Eliminated the 2018 Peach Crop in North Florida — May 4, 2018
  2. Update on Pecan Cultivar Evaluation Trial in North Florida — December 1, 2017
  3. UF/IFAS Evaluating Cold-Hardy Citrus Varieties for the Panhandle — February 17, 2017
  4. Preliminary Results from the North Florida Olive Variety Trial — October 14, 2016
  5. Florida Deciduous Fruit and Nut Crop Acreage Estimates by County — January 22, 2016

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Late Winter Freeze Events Eliminated the 2018 Peach Crop in North Florida

Peter C. Andersen University of Florida North Florida Research and Education Center

A one and one quarter acre (0.5 hectare) peach orchard was established during March 2015, at the North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy. The cultivars included in the trial were as follows: Gulfking, Suncoast, Flordacrest, Flordaking, Gulfcrimson, GulfPrince, Gulfsnow, GulfAtlas and Gulfcrest. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/04/late-winter-freeze-events-eliminated-the-2018-peach-crop-in-north-florida/

Update on Pecan Cultivar Evaluation Trial in North Florida

The pecan (Carya illinoenensis, family Juglandaceae) is native to the Mississippi floodplain of North America. The pecan tree requires deep soils with an abundant supply of soil moisture. A large mature pecan tree can transpire 500-1,000 gallons of water per day.  The climate of the native range of pecan is characterized by long, hot …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/12/01/update-on-pecan-cultivar-evaluation-trial-in-north-florida/

UF/IFAS Evaluating Cold-Hardy Citrus Varieties for the Panhandle

The relatively mild winter temperatures during the last two decades has led to a resurgence of interest in cold hardy citrus in North Florida. Satsumas account for almost all of the new commercial citrus acreage in the Florida Panhandle. Satsumas are the most cold-hardy commercial citrus. In North Florida, Satsuma fruit are  ripe for harvest …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/17/ufifas-evaluating-cold-hardy-citrus-varieties-for-the-panhandle/

Preliminary Results from the North Florida Olive Variety Trial

There is substantial interest in growing olives (Olea europaea) in northern Florida and southern Georgia.  Thus far, olives have been relatively pest free, and appear to be a sustainable crop for this region. Olives are native to the Mediterranean region, can live thousands of years, and are adapted to hot dry summers and cool winters.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/10/14/preliminary-results-from-the-north-florida-olive-variety-trial/

Florida Deciduous Fruit and Nut Crop Acreage Estimates by County

USDA Acreage Estimates of Deciduous Fruit and Nut Crops in Florida for 2002 and 2012

Peter C. Andersen and Kevin R. Athearn

Every 10 years USDA conducts a survey by county of the acreage of agricultural commodities for each state. Data for fruit and nut crops for 2002 and 2012 are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/01/22/florida-deciduous-fruit-and-nut-crop-acreage-estimates-by-county/

New Peach Cultivar Trial at the North Florida Research and Education Center

Prunus species require the accumulation of cold winter temperatures to allow for normal bud development and budbreak in the spring. Traditional temperate zone peach and nectarine cultivars require 800 to 1200 hours of cumulative hourly temperatures of 45oF or less during the dormant season, which is much too high for Florida. Dr. Ralph Sharpe …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/03/20/new-peach-orchard-established-at-the-north-florida-research-and-education-center/

Mechanical Pruning of Muscadine Grapevines

Muscadine grapes (Vitis rotundifolia Michx.) subgenus Muscadinia are different from European and American bunch grapes (subgenus Euvitis) in chromosome number, vine and berry morphology, and juice characteristics. In contrast to Euvitis grapes, very little data is available concerning training and pruning methods. A two wire vertical training (2WV), a single wire bilateral cordon (BC) and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/10/17/mechanical-pruning-of-muscadine-grapevines/

Oriental Persimmons Varieties for North Florida

Oriental persimmon trees are suitable for small scale local production, or for the home gardener. Two species of persimmons are grown in the United States, the American persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) and the Oriental persimmon (Diospyros kaki). The American persimmon is a native component of eastern hardwood forests, and produces a small bitter tasting fruit …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/05/30/oriental-persimmons-varieties-for-north-florida/

A New Chestnut Trial Planned for NFREC-Quincy

The American chestnut (Casteneae dentata) was once the most dominant hardwood species in North America until the introduction of the Chestnut Blight fungus (Cryphonectria parasitica) which ultimately destroyed over 3 billion trees. The first European settlers found that North America was virtually a solid chestnut forest.  The Chestnut Blight fungus was accidentally introduced …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/01/17/a-new-chestnut-orchard-planned-for-the-nfrec-quincy/

Low-Input Sustainable Pecan Trial in North Florida

Traditionally, the southeastern United States, and particularly Georgia, was the major pecan producing region in the world. Within the last 20 years, the arid western states (mainly Arizona, Texas and New Mexico) have often produced about 50 percent of the pecans in the United States. The increased production of pecans in the arid west …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2013/12/13/low-input-sustainable-pecan-trial-in-north-florida/

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