Evaluating the Performance of Turkish and Trojan Fir (CoFirGE).
From Jill L O'Donnell
Presented by: John Frampton, NCSU; Bert Cregg and Dana Ellison, MSU; Chal Landgren, Oregon State University; Rick Bates, Penn State University; Richard Cowles, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station; and Gary Chastagner, Washington State University. Turkish and Trojan firs are emerging nationally as new and popular alternatives to traditional regional species due to their disease and insect resistance, popularity in the marketplace and ideal growth habits. Researchers from six universities have been cooperating on a project to evaluate the performance of Turkish and Trojan Fir in different growing regions in the U.S. This session will share results from the different regions along with keepability studies.