Understanding genetics and tree improvement is critical to the success of your Christmas tree farm, whether you know it or not. From selecting the right species for your site to starting your own seed orchard, tree genetics impact your operation every day.
In this five part webinar series, leading Christmas tree scientists from throughout the U.S. will present an in-depth discussion of the critical elements of Christmas tree improvement and how genetic selection can improve the growth, health, and quality of your trees and make your farm more profitable.
Feb. 1 The Tree Improvement Process: Selection, Testing & Breeding
Feb. 8 Capturing Genetic Gain: Seed Collection Zones & Seed Orchards
Feb 15 Tree Improvement Techniques: Grafting, Controlled-pollination & Tissue Culture
Feb. 22 Tree Improvement Case Studies From Around the Country and Around the World
March 1 Future Issues: Genetic Engineering and Genomics of Fir Species
Rick Bates - Penn State University
Gary Chastagner - Washington State University
Bert Cregg - Michigan State University
John Frampton - North Carolina State University
Chal Landgren - Oregon State University
Lilian Matallana - North Carolina State University
Jim Rockis - Reliable Source Seeds and Transplants
Cost: No charge - registration is required. Register by January 25 at:
Contact: Bert Cregg firstname.lastname@example.org 517-353-0335
Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Jill O’Donnell, 231-779-9480 by January 25, 2017 to make arrangements. Requests received after this date will be fulfilled when possible.
Carrie.Berger at oregonstate.edu
Forestry & Natrl Res Ext