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Peach growers look for technology boost


August 28, 2009
By Southeast Farm Press

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peachesAug, 28, 2009 – Fourth generation South Carolina peach growers Chris and
Josh Yonce are trying to reduce labor costs with new pruning methods
and packing house technology in an effort to balance technology and
tradition.

peaches 
Chris Yonce says committing to a
peach variety is usually a 12-15
year commitment.
 

Aug, 28, 2009 – Growing peaches for a living is a hard business, one that has gone
from hand-labor doing everything, to modern technology that doesn’t
replace all the labor, but must enhance production for the grower to
stay afloat.

Johnston, S.C.,
growers Chris and Josh Yonce are fourth generation peach farmers. In
the summertime they usually go to work in different directions — Chris
to the peach orchard and Josh to the peach packing plant, but both are
trying to fine-tune the technology that keeps J.W. Yonce and Sons among
the top peach growers in South Carolina. | READ MORE

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