Byrne, D. H. Oct. 2017. Radio interview with Gary Joiner of the Texas Farm Bureau about peach and nectarine releases and the challenges that Texas peach growers face with the constantly changing weather. Two radio programs were developed for the program “Texas News and Views”. Find the first program here, followed by the second program here.
Byrne, D.H. 2017. Peaches transition to offer more markets for farmers, variety for consumers. Article written by Kathleen Phillips, Oct 23, 2017. Read the article here.
Byrne, D.H. 2016. Interviewed on the radio show Gardening Success by Dr. Robert Ritcher about rose and peach production and research.
Byrne, D. H. 2014. Several interviews with newspapersabout new peach releases in Eagle (College Station/Bryan), Houston and Dallas papers.
Byrne, D.H. 2014. White peaches. Written by Jay White. Texas Gardener Sept/Oct. 2014:30-34.
Byrne, D. H. New peach and nectarine releases. Plant Breeding Newsletter. November 2013
White Delight: New peach varieties released for warmer climates. Article prepared by Kathleen Phillips. February 2013. David Byrne.
New peach varieties to be available for home gardens in January across Texas. Article prepared by Kathleen Phillips. December 2013.
Peaches, plums induce deliciously promising for breast cancer cells. June 02, 2010. Written by Kathleen Phillips. Luis Cisneros and David Byrne. Research done by Giuliana Noratto, Weston Porter, Luis Cisneros, and David Byrne.
Frost Probabilities in Texas by David H. Byrne, Mickey Flynn, and M. Scott Jackson. Originally published in the Texas Horticulturist
This study examines temperature data and peachtree bloom data at 7 sites in Texas (4 in the high-chill region, 2 in the medium-chill region, and 1 in the low-chill region) over a 32 year period. Relative freeze frequency, number of frosts per year, and length of frost periods for each region are compared.
Physical Disorders of Stone Fruit by David H. Byrne, Terry A. Bacon, and Unaroj Boonprakob. Originally published in the Texas Horticulturist
Physical disorders are not caused by insects or diseases but rather by environmental factors. Examples include: split and shattered pits, double fruit, cleft sutures, button fruit, blind wood, delayed foliation, and excessive red flesh. The instance and severity of these conditions can be affected by management practices and this article suggests possible management strategies to lessen the severity of these problems in the orchard.
Chill Accumulation, its Importance, and Estimation by David H. Byrne and Terry Bacon
Stone fruit trees require sufficient winter chill-accumulation in order to break dormancy properly. Insufficient chill-accumulation causes weak and delayed bloom and foliation, as well as decreased fruit set and quality. These problems are discussed and different methods of estimating chill accumulation are compared.