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Regional Christmas Tree Growers meeting slated for March 6

Published February 12. 2010 05:00PM

The 22nd Annual Northeast Regional Christmas Tree Growers' Meeting and Trade Show will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 6 at Genetti Lodge and Conference Center, Hazleton.

The meeting is sponsored by Penn State Cooperative Extension.

Topics to be discussed include, Role of Nutrition in Christmas Trees, Foliar Analysis, Bagworm Biology and Management, Marketing - The Horse That Pulls the Cart, Tree Quality Begins With Weed Control, Respirators and Respirator Training and Post Harvest Quality.

The purpose of the meeting is to educate new and established growers on the most up to date cultural and marketing practices available.

Attendance at this meeting qualifies licensed pesticide applicators to receive credits toward recertification. Update training credits will be assigned by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Changes in the meeting agenda may result in adjustments in the assigned credits.

There is a fee for this program and enrollment will be limited to the first 200 people who preregister. All registrations must be postmarked by Feb. 26. For additional information and registration, contact Carbon County Cooperative Extension office at (570) 325-2788 or email CarbonExt@psu.edu.

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