Study: Using Less Water Won’t Affect Peach Quality or Yield

USDA researchers have found a way to conserve water given post-harvest to early-season peaches in California’s San Joaquin Valley without affecting the quality. Early-season peaches are harvested in May but require most of their water from June through September when temperatures and demand for water are high. According to the study results, giving 50 percent less water than normal would have minimal effect on the quality and yield and trees needed less pruning and maintenance because the deficit irrigation slowed plant growth. Read more.

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