Breeding Pest Resistance into Fraser Fir Christmas Trees and Ornamental Hemlocks

Organization:
North Carolina State University
Amount:
$64,885.62
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Wake
Description:

The NC Christmas tree industry and the NC ornamental industry are being seriously threatened by two closely-related exotic insect pests. These insects are causing damage and death to the Fraser fir, the mainstay of the Christmas tree industry, and hemlock, an important tree to the ornamental industry. This Golden LEAF grant will support efforts to develop trees that are resistant to these insects.

Contact:
Dr. Fred P. Hain Campus Box 7514 - SRARCS 2701 Sullivan Drive, Admin Services III Raleigh, North Carolina 27695 (919) 515-3804
Areas Served:
Statewide

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