Online Winter School for Ornamental Growers Offered January 26, 2021
N.C. Cooperative Extension of Yancey County is offering a free educational program for new and experienced commercial ornamental growers in Yancey County and surrounding counties. The program will include an update about boxwood blight management, an introduction to Christmas tree production, and a Christmas tree IPM update. Integrated pest management (IPM) is the best way to manage pests in Christmas trees over the long term. Learn what practices are important and how to implement them on your farm.
January 26, 5:30–8 p.m.
FREE ONLINE PROGRAM
(A computer, smartphone, or tablet with internet and speakers is required)
Pre-registration required by January 25, 2021
Register online: https://go.ncsu.edu/ws-ornamentals
or by calling:
Once you register you will receive an e-mail with a link to the Zoom meeting and instructions to connect.
Agenda and Speakers:
5:30–5:40 p.m. – Welcome & Introductions
David Davis, CED, N.C. Cooperative Extension of Yancey County & Sara Runkel, Agriculture Agent, N.C. Cooperative Extension of Yancey County
5:40–6:20 p.m. – Boxwood Blight
Amanda Taylor, Area Specialized Agent Nursery and Greenhouse Western Region, N.C. Cooperative Extension
6:20–6:30 p.m. – Break
6:30–7:10 p.m. – Introduction to Christmas Tree Production
Jerry Moody, CED & Agriculture Agent, N.C. Cooperative Extension of Avery County
7:10–7:50 p.m. – Christmas Tree IPM Update
Dr. Jill Sidebottom, Area Extension Forestry Specialist, N.C. Cooperative Extension
7:50–8 p.m. – Final Q&A and Evaluation
For more information contact Sara Runkel – 828-682-1873 or firstname.lastname@example.org.