Did you know that North America is a center of plant diversity?

Not many people do, but Dario Chavez has traveled all over the U.S. collecting and studying wild plant species, and learning about the relationships that exist between them.

His primary focus is on peach research and orchard management, including tree health and longevity, plant breeding and genetics, and more.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The importance of “chill” in the growth of peach trees and the production of peaches
  • How climate variation can be mitigated to allow for consistent peach production
  • The two main components of peach tree health and production
  • How peach production changes from year to year

Chavez is an associate professor in the Department of Horticulture at the University of Georgia. Press play to hear the ins and outs of his work and the latest research.

Interested in learning more? Tune in and check out Chavez Lab (uga.edu).

Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3bO8R6q

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