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, February 21, 2011

Di-Syston 15 G

In recent extension meetings, I have been telling folks that Di-Syston 15 G will no longer be legal to use after July 31, 2012. This is incorrect. According to documentation provided by Bayer CropScience, "Distributors, retailers and growers can sell and use Di-Syston 15G on Christmas Trees until stocks are exhausted." I apologize for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Pennsylvania Christmas Tree IPM Manual

The folks in Pennsylvania have put together a new manual on integrated pest management for Christmas trees. Click here for a free pdf of this manual.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Additional Cowles Article

Dr. Cowles sent me another article for everyone to review. It is called, "Optimizing a Basal Bark Spray of Dinotefuran to Manage Armored Scales in Christmas Tree Plantations." Click on this link (the name of the article) to view this pdf file. Be patient, it takes a few moments for it to become clear on your screen.