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Christmas Tree Twilight Meeting: IPM Field Scouting and Research Updates

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Submitted by heatherdarley on Wed, 06/07/2017 - 09:09

Program: Our most valued species of Christmas trees are true firs. Native firs (Fraser and balsam) are susceptible to phytophthora root rot, although their natural hybrid Canaan fir is somewhat tolerant. Dr. Rich Cowles will discuss the various methods he has been testing to mitigate problems with root rots, ranging from test plantings of other fir species to soil acidification. The program will cover soil acidification, which has been unexpectedly successful for improving tree health. Learn and enhance hands-on insect/disease scouting and monitoring techniques. Cornell IPM specialists Dr. Betsy Lamb and Brian Eshenaur will focus on current effective and economical methods of managing pests. Participants are welcome to bring along their own samples and/or photos for identification, discussion and management.

CEUs: 2.5 NYSDEC Pesticide Recertification Credits Categories 3A, 10, 25 pending NYSDEC Approval, 2.5 ISA CEUs Pending Approval

Registration: Fee: $45.00 per person, $75 for two from the same business, $30 for each additional person from the same farm. 

Registration deadline: June 23rd. $65 for walk-ins. No refunds, but substitutions allowed. Cash, check, money order, PO, VISA/ MasterCard accepted. Credit card payment must accompany phone registration. For more information: Contact Stephanie Radin at 845.677.8223 ext. 104, email: 

See flyer for more details!

Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm: 1335 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:30