Conifer Genetics and Tree Improvement Webinar Series
A free five part webinar series is being offered for Christmas tree and nursery growers that will discuss the elements of conifer genetic improvement.
Understanding genetics and tree improvement is critical to the success of your Christmas tree farm, whether know it or not. From selecting the right species for your site to starting your own seed orchard, tree genetics impact your operation every day.
In this five part webinar series, leading Christmas tree scientists will present an in-depth discussion of the critical elements of Christmas tree improvement and how genetic selection can improve the growth, health and quality of your crops and make your farm more profitable.
The Tree Improvement Process: Selection, Testing & Breeding
Capturing Genetic Gain: Seed collection zones & Seed orchards
Tree Improvement Techniques: Grafting, Controlled-pollination & Tissue culture
Tree Improvement Case Studies from around the country and around the world
Future Issues: Genetic Engineering and Genomics of Fir Species
All programs run 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern time
Rick Bates – Penn State University
Gary Chastagner – Washington State University
Bert Cregg – Michigan State University
John Frampton – North Carolina State University
Chal Landgren – Oregon State University
Lilian Matallana – North Carolina State University
Jim Rockis, Reliable Source – Seeds and Transplants
Ulrik Bräuner Nielsen – University of Copenhagen
There is no charge for the program but registration is required. To register – msue.anr.msu.edu/events