Meeting Materials

2021 Summer Meeting

Business Planning and Preparing for Your Future, Lynn Kime, Penn State University
Tractor-Powered Sprayer Calibration, Paul Shealer, Evergreen Acres Tree Farm
H-2A 101: Program Introduction, Ken Shaver, Mid-Atlantic Solutions, Inc.
Pest and Disease Problems of Christmas Trees, Karen Najda, PA Department of Agriculture

Christmas Tree Promotion Board Update, Marsha Gray, Christmas Tree Promotion Board

 

2020 Christmas Tree Short Course

Scales in Christmas Trees – The Other Quarantined Pest, Dr. Jill Sidebottom
How Christmas Tree IPM Can Face the Challenges of the Next 20 Years, Dr. Jill Sidebottom
Proven Post-harvest Methods, Travis Birdsell and Brad Edwards
Weed Management Practices for 2020, Travis Birdsell and Brad Edwards
Mail Order Christmas Trees, Gary Thomas
Taking Your Award-Winning Tree to the White House, Larry Snyder
Collecting Seed for Christmas Tree Growers in Turkey and Georgia, Chal Landgren
Production Practice History in the Pacific Northwest and Some Guesses on the Future, Chal Landgren
Chemsweep – Waste Pesticide Disposal Program, Genny Christ
FieldWatch – An Online Mapping Tool, Emily Weaver
Backpack Sprayer Basics and Calibration Methods, Jon Johnson

2019 Christmas Tree Short Course

How the Spotted Lanternfly Changed Our Trees Sales, Gregg Eshelman, Plow Farms
Christmas Tree Promotion Board Article, Marsha Gray, Executive Director, Christmas Tree Promotion Board (CTPB)
Seedling Quality and Plant Success, Steve Grossnickle, Ph.D., Consultant, NurseryToForest Solutions
2019 Chemsweep, Tracey Harpster, Extension Educator, PSU Pesticide Safety and Education
2019 Record Keeping, Tracey Harpster, Extension Educator, PSU Pesticide Safety and Education
2019 Site Selection, Tracey Harpster, Extension Educator, PSU Pesticide Safety and Education
Spotted Lanternfly – A Problem for Christmas Trees, Sarah Pickel, IPM Education Specialist, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry; Dr. Julie Urban, Associate Research Professor, Penn State University; Heather Leach, Extension Associate, Penn State University
Spotted Lanternfly Experiment, Sarah Pickel, IPM Education Specialist, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry; Dr. Julie Urban, Associate Research Professor, Penn State University; Heather Leach, Extension Associate, Penn State University
Becoming a Green Industry Supplier – Growing Fraser Fir in North Carolina, Tommy Wagoner, Fraser Knoll
Doc White’s Economic Crystal Ball, Dr. Alex White, Owner, A. White Enterprises, Financial Advisor, Verity Asset Management
How to Ruin a Family Dinner in 4 Easy Steps, Dr. Alex White, Owner, A. White Enterprises, Financial Advisor, Verity Asset Management
Real Trees vs. Fake Trees Market Share 1990-2016

2018 Summer Meeting

Adjuvants – A Sticky Subject, Tracey Harpster, Extension Educator, PSU Pesticide Safety and Education
Timac Agro Nutrient and Tree Health Trials, Stacey Mullen, Timac Agro USA
Spotted Lanternfly Regulations, Jack Shannon, PA Dept. of Agriculture Bureau of Plant Industries, Plant Inspector for Berks & Montgomery Counties

2018 Christmas Tree Short Course

Phytophthora Root Rot and the CoFirGE Project, Gary Chastagner, Professor, Washington State University
Strategies to Improve the Postharvest Quality of Christmas Trees, Gary Chastagner, Professor, Washington State University
Chainsaw Safety for Christmas Tree Growers, Mike Powell, Instructor, Conservation Leadership School Director, SAF and Woodsmen Team
Management of Mite and Insect Pests in the Dormant Season and Early Spring, Sarah Pickel, IPM Education Specialist, PA Dept. of Agriculture
Pesticide Resistance, Tracey Harpster, Extension Educator, PSU Pesticide Safety and Education
Respiratory Protective Devices for Pesticides
, Tracey Harpster, Extension Educator, PSU Pesticide Safety and Education
2018 Weed Control in Christmas Tree Manual, Tracey Harpster, Extension Educator, PSU Pesticide Safety and Education
Herbicide Injury in Christmas Trees, Tracey Harpster, Extension Educator, PSU Pesticide Safety and Education
Herbicide Injury Symptoms, Tracey Harpster, Extension Educator, PSU Pesticide Safety and Education
Crafting Evergreen Wreaths for Customers and Competition, Gary Hague, Hague’s Christmas Trees
How Life Insurance Should Play a Large Part in Estate Planning, Mark Hartshorn & Rob Spiker, Farm Family Insurance Co.