A Practical Guide for Peach Irrigation Scheduling in Florida
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Zotarelli, Lincoln, Carlos Zambrano-Vaca, Charles Barrett, Vivek Sharma, Juanita Popenoe, Ali Sarkhosh, Richard Beeson, Kelly Morgan, Kati Migliaccio, and Jose Chaparro. 2021. “A Practical Guide for Peach Irrigation Scheduling in Florida”. EDIS 2021 (3). https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-hs1413-2021.


The goal of this publication is to provide a practical guideline for irrigation of young (1–3 years old) and adult (>3 years old) peach trees cultivated in Florida. This document is based on field research of peach water uptake conducted by UF/IFAS. The first section describes peach tree growth stages and their respective crop water demand in central Florida. The second and third sections present practical information on preparing year-round irrigation scheduling for young and adult peach trees, respectively. More information about irrigation practices for peaches is provided in EDIS publication HS1316 (https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1316).

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