Douglas fir needle midge larvae cause galls to form on current-year needles. Infested needles drop from the tree in the fall, usually just before harvest. Severe infestations can cause needle loss, a serious problem for Christmas trees.
Michigan State University (MSU) Extension applies research from MSU to help Michigan residents solve everyday problems in agriculture, community development, nutrition, family finances, youth development and more.
BEECH BLUFF, Tenn. -- Federal lawmakers are expected to vote on the controversial Farm Bill this week. The legislation includes a 15 cent fee for Christmas trees.“Anytime anybody else is helping get the word out, that's good news for us,” Susan Ward, co-owner at Ward Grove Christmas Tree Farm in Madison County, said.
Christmas tree likely will cost a little more this year, and growers like John Tillman say it's about time. Six years of decreased demand and low prices put many growers out of business. Those who withstood the downturn are relieved they survived. "I'm awful proud to still be in the...
CASS LAKE — Chippewa National Forest Supervisor Darla Lenz announced last December that the Forest will be providing the 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. Since then, Forest employees, partners and community members have been building up momentum to get a 65-foot tree to Washington, D.C. to grace the front lawn of the U.S. Capitol building in December.
Every December, the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre invites the public to a poinsettia open house to gawk at more than 100 varieties in a spectrum of colours. People get to vote for their favourites.