Photo Gallery and Project Updates


John Lawson who has worked on this project as an MS student got a recent publication on his first thesis chapter.  Great job!  Click the link below to read it.



Members of the ARR team attended the Southeast regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference in Savannah, GA January 5-8, 2023

11/17/2022 John Lawson defended his master thesis entitled ‘In vitro rooting techniques in Prunus spp for propagating and disease screening for Armillaria Root Rot (ARR) resistance’Congratulations, and great work!









7/24/22 Congratulations to Cole Scroggs our first ARR student to defend his thesis

“Mechanizing the Removal of Soil Between Peach Trees Planted on Berms.”


Discussing the breeding program and ARR survey with SC farmers @ Edgefield Commercial Peach Production Meeting Feb. 15



A “hot spot” of ARR in a peach orchard.

Armillaria root rot project image gallery