IPM Demonstration and Implementation Plan for Christmas Tree Growers
Mallozzi, Stephanie; Couch, Gary
The program increased in both numbers of participants and acreage enrolled in 2002. Outside resources were acquired and distributed. Pests and pest management patterns were further delineated. Growers were educated via one-on-one contact, newsletters, and a workshop. A weed management demonstration trial was initiated and results were viewed and discussed at a twilight workshop. IPM signage was developed and distributed to growers for display at their farms. This Christmas tree IPM demonstration and education program continues to be unique to Dutchess County and New York State. We expect this program to eventually become a blueprint for others to establish a Christmas tree IPM education program in other parts of New York State.
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Communication; Christmas Trees; Ornamentals