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Preventing Freeze Damage to Peach Trees

Potter Wickware wick at NETCOM.COM
Tue Aug 3 20:32:26 EST 1993

Thanks for the post.  Could you please identify the publication (if that's
what it is) Ag Biotech Briefs?  Publisher, location, how to find, etc. 

On 3 Aug 1993, Ricardo J Salvador wrote:

> From: Ag Consultant Biotech Briefs (July 1993)
> Each winter deciduous trees lose their leaves, stop growing, and go
> into dormancy--a built-in genetic defense against cold weather damage.
> But sometimes cold weather occurs when the trees are not in dormancy,
> and then trees can suffer severe damage. Now researchers have discovered
> a single gene that appears to control dormancy in peach trees. Called
> "EVG," this gene could lead to developing peach trees that are less
> vulnerable to fall or spring freezes. Scientists found the dormancy-
> control gene in evergreen peach trees in Mexico. The research represents
> a joint effort of ARS (USDA-Agricultural Research Service) in Byron, GA,
> the University of Florida, and the Colegio de PostGraduados in Chapingo,
> Mexico.

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