Nursery and Christmas Tree Program in North Idaho
North Idaho Turf Tree and Landscape Conference
The North Idaho Turf, Tree and Landscape Conference is scheduled for Thursday, February 20, 2014 in Coeur d’Alene. The conference is being made possible through a partnership between UI Extension and the Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association. The program is in its planning stages. For more information on this event, contact Mike Bauer.
Ornamentals Nursery Workshop
This workshop takes place each February, featuring timely and relevant topics presented by industry professionals and educators. This one-day workshop has typically covered areas of risk management, pest management and marketing as well as offered pesticide re-certification credits. This workshop is sponsored by the Kootenai Valley Nursery Growers and the Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association. For more information on the workshop, contact Jennifer Jensen in the UI Extension, Boundary County office.
Subalpine and Corkbark Fir Materials
From 1999 to 2006, Dr. Dan Barney was the Principal Investigator of a study on the growth and development of subalpine and corbark fir (Abies lasiocarpa) at the Sandpoint Research and Extension Center in North Idaho. The study selected seed from various areas in Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. Work on identifying outstanding selections is continuing.
From this research, the following materials have been produced:
- Jensen, J., Barney, D. and Bauer, M., 2012. Growing Corkbark and Subalpine Fir.
University of Idaho, Washington State University and Oregon State University. PNW 645.
- Barney, D., Bauer, M. and Jensen, J., 2013. Survival, Frost Susceptibility, Growth and Disease Resistance of Corkbark and Subalpine Fir Grown for Landscape and Christmas Trees. HorTechnology, Journal of the American Society of Horticultural Science. April, 2013, vol. 23, no. 2, 1 94-200.
Certified Nursery Professional and Certified Plant Diagnostician Programs
UI Extension, Bonner County has created an extensive 9-week North Idaho Certified Nursery Professional (CNP) program, preparing green industry professionals for this certification.
This eight week program enhances green industry professional expertise and promotes expansion of the local green industry sector. The optional written and plant identification exams complete certification.
The Certified Plant Diagnostician program is an additional certification open to Certified Nursery Professionals and consists of a 7 week course followed by a written exam.
For more information on either of these programs, contact Mike Bauer.
- UIdaho Nursery Technical Resource Center
- ATTRA: Sustainable Small-Scale Nursery Production
- North Carolina State University: Best Management Practices for Field Production of Nursery Stock
- PNW Pest Management Strategic Plan for Christmas Trees