Organic and Low-Spray Peach Production

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This publication describes the major diseases and insect pests of peaches and discusses organic or least-toxic control options for each. It emphasizes the considerable climatic differences between the arid West, which is relatively amenable to organic peach production, and the humid East, where it is very difficult to grow peaches without synthetic fungicides and insecticides. It profiles a successful organic peach grower in California, discusses new-generation synthetic pesticides, and introduces a model reduced-spray program for the East. The last section lists additional references, publications, and electronic information sites.

Authors: 
Steve Diver
Authors: 
Tracy Mumma
Publisher: 
ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
Year: 
2003