Extension (100%): Christmas Tree Production
- Providing support to North Carolina Cooperative
Extension Service Agents with Christmas tree responsibility.
the understanding of Christmas tree fertility
and the ability to develop site-specific fertility
prescriptions through educational opportunities.
- Maximizing the effectiveness of businesses in
the Christmas tree commodity through strategic
planning, business management education, and development
of the "Greenwise" curriculum.
the implementation of sustainable production
by demonstrating best management practices
(BMP's) tailored to the location and by
encouraging a holistic approach to solving production
- Evaluating alternative strip-tillage practices
as part of site preparation for Fraser fir Christmas
- Evaluating Fraser fir phytotoxicity and
weed suppression of low rates of post-emergent
the ability of alternative foliar-applied micronutrients
to correct deficiency symptoms in Fraser fir.
a curriculum for farm business management
that provides a process of strategic planning
and a foundation in the five functions of
- Developing commercial
scout training. (with Jill Sidebottom)
Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center
455 Research Drive
Mills River, NC 28759
Phone: 828-684-3562 ~ Fax: 828-684-8715
Maintained by: Bryan A. Konsler
Updated August 25, 2005