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Top Story for Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Peach Research

Sharon Dowdy

UGA researchers breed consumers' likes into future peach varieties.

Two years into the job, University of Georgia peach specialist Dario Chavez is pleased with the development of his research program. The new research peach orchard in Griffin, Georgia, is filled with over 130 different peach tree varieties, several newly grafted potential varieties and a host of trees for irrigation and fertilization studies, all in an effort to help growers of the crop that gave Georgia its nickname — the “Peach State.”

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