Evaluation of Peach and Nectarine Production in High Tunnel and Field Plots

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2017-01-01
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Takle, Bryn
Cochran, Diana
McCabe, Kenny
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It can be very challenging to locate information about individual ISU Extension publications via the library website. Quick Search will list the name of the series, but it will not list individual publications within each series. The Parks Library Reference Collection has a List of Current Series, Serial Publications (Series Publications of Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service), published as of March 2004. It lists each publication from 1888-2004 (by title and publication number - and in some cases it will show an author name).
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Horticulture
The Department of Horticulture was originally concerned with landscaping, garden management and marketing, and fruit production and marketing. Today, it focuses on fruit and vegetable production; landscape design and installation; and golf-course design and management.
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Peaches and nectarines are not common in Iowa’s commercial fruit production. Although the trees can survive -25°F when fully dormant, fruit buds are damaged at temperatures around 28°F, which often occur in Iowa due to spring frost events. The goal of this project is to test the economic viability of utilizing high tunnels to extend the season and enable these fruits to be grown reliably and successfully in Iowa.

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