The Value of Christmas Trees

"...there is no reason why the joy associated with the Christmas evergreen may not be a means of arousing in the minds of children an appreciation of the beauty and usefulness of trees; and keen appreciation of the beauty and usefulness of trees is a long stop toward the will to plant and care for them (Arthur Sowder, US Forest Service, 1949)."

Monday, January 31, 2011

Visiting Scientist Richard Cowles

On Friday March 4, Dr. Richard Cowles with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station will be speaking about scale control in Christmas trees.He is an expert on scale control, working with both elongate hemlock scale and Cryptomeria scale. He also has worked with the systemic insecticides such as Merit and Safari for hemlock woolly adelgid control. Attending the NCCTA meeting would be a great opportunity to learn from and talk to this expert.

The following are two references by Dr. Cowles that you might want to look at before the meeting.
  1. 2008 Scale Efficacy Trial: In this paper is information about Judo, Onyx, Botaniguard and Safari for elongate scale control
  2. Connecticut Weekly Agricultural Report, April 7, 2010: A New Method for Managing Armored Scales in Christmas Tree Plantations: This report has information about trunk applications of Safari for scale control in Christmas trees

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