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A tree farmer applying fungicide with backpack sprayer wearing appropriate mask for protection. Weather conditions are ideal with no wind to cause drift.

GROWER RESOURCES
NEW! Especially for Beginning Growers
Watch this series of videos, prepared just for New York State's Christmas tree farmers, featuring nationally-recognized Christmas tree growing expert Paul Shealer (taped at 2017 CTFANY Winter Convention by pathofchange) >>>

PART 1 WHY DO I WANT TO GET IN TO THE CHRISTMAS TREE BUSINESS 37:09
PART 2 BEGINNING QUESTIONS 23:50
PART 3 SITE SELECTION AND SOIL TESTING
47:00
PART 4 SPECIES SELECTION 1:03:24
PART 5 SEEDING & TRANSPLANT SELECTION 21:15
PART 6 SITE PREPERATION AND PLANNING 31:36
PART 7 HOW TO GROW AN AWARD WINNING TREE 55:11


Tree and Wreath Supplies


Show your Pride! Full-color banners (2x8) now available FREE OF CHARGE to CTFANY members who are selling wholesale trees into upstate or NYC-area markets. Use these banners to add value to your customer relationships and to help them increase their retail sales. Call CTFANY office to order 518-854-7386.

NY State Grown Christmas Trees


Please visit these CTFANY supporters for all your equipment,
wreath products, tree growing and selling supplies:


CTFANY Business Partners         Become a Partner...

Summer Meeting Supporters

Winter Convention Supporters

Resources for Hosting Visitors to your Christmas Tree Farm
Agritourism safety
To help keep visitors safe, use these walkthroughs, checklists and resources from the National Children s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety to implement safety best practices. It s easy and fun >>>

Resources for Growing Trees

NYS Integrated Pest Management resources


NYS IPM website http://www.nysipm.cornell.edu/


Christmas Tree IPM update
A weekly, mostly, email update on current issues
To be included on the email list, contact Elizabeth Lamb at eml38@cornell.edu


Tree IPM blog
A problem solving site for tree producers
http://blogs.cornell.edu/treeipm/

 

Ticks Christmas Trees - Download PDF Document...

 

Growing Degree Day information

Growing degree days can be found at the Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA) site – Click on or scroll down to Weather Data and put in the closest weather station to your farm
http://newa.cornell.edu/


For any additional IPM resources or assistance, please contact:
Betsy Lamb
eml38@cornell.edu
(607) 254-8800
Brian Eshenaur
Ornamentals IPM Educator
bce1@cornell.edu
(585) 753-2561

Download PDF of information below...

Pest identification


PA IPM’s Integrated Pest Management for Christmas Tree Production 
Hard copies 814-865-6713, e-mail AgPubsDist@psu.edu, or order form at web site http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/orders_CAS.asp (specify publication AGRS-117).
Free PDF copy http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/FreePubs/pdfs/agrs117.pdf


USDA Christmas Tree Pest Manual
Also information on ordering a hard copy.
http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/misc/xmastree/


Integrated Pest Management Field Guide for Christmas Trees by Stephanie Mallozzi Radin
http://nysipm.cornell.edu/PUBLICATIONS/field_guide_xmas_trees/field_guide_xmas_trees.asp


Weeds of the Northeast
http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100077290
(Also available at Amazon.com)


Michigan State University Identifying Weeds in Christmas Trees
PDF and ordering information
http://www.ipm.msu.edu/agriculture/christmas_trees/identifying_weeds_in_christmas_trees


Michigan State University Identifying Natural Enemies in Crops and Landscapes
Know the insects you want to keep. PDF and ordering information
http://www.ipm.msu.edu/biocontrol

 

Scouting reports, blogs and other newsletters:


Fraser Fir IPM – from Jill Sidebottom, North Carolina State University
http://fraseripm.blogspot.com/
You can sign up for email notification.


Branching Out:  An IPM Newsletter for Trees and Shrubs
Subscription information at: http://branchingout.cornell.edu/
Also information on the Branching Out book


Michigan State University Nursery and Christmas Trees update
A weekly report of current issues.  You can subscribe to the RSS Feed to get it by email.
http://msue.anr.msu.edu/topic/info/nursery_christmas_trees

 

Diagnostic labs and sending samples:


Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic
http://plantclinic.cornell.edu/
Sample submission forms and methods for collecting and sending samples.


Cornell Insect Diagnostic Laboratory
http://idl.entomology.cornell.edu/
Sample submission forms and fact sheets


Dairy One/Agro One Soil and Tissue Testing
http://dairyone.com/analytical-services/agronomy-services/soil-testing/
http://dairyone.com/analytical-services/agronomy-services/plant-tissue-testing-services/


Penn State Soil Fertility and Plant Analysis Testing
http://agsci.psu.edu/aasl/soil-testing/soil-fertility-testing
http://agsci.psu.edu/aasl/plant-analysis

 

Cornell Cooperative Extension offices
http://cce.cornell.edu/learnabout/pages/local_offices.aspx
Addresses and contact information for all Cornell Cooperative Extension offices in the state

 

Cornell Guidelines

The Cornell Pest Management Guide for Commercial Production and Maintenance of Trees and Shrubs is an excellent resource for pest management information including IPM and pesticides labeled for Christmas tree production.  Contact your Cornell Cooperative Extension Office or order on-line at http://store.cornell.edu/c-875-guidelines.aspx