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Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:44

Adelgid researchers to meet in Haywood

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The Alliance for Saving Threatened Forests is hosting a one-day symposium, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., about host resistance research to the hemlock and balsam woolly adelgids.

The conference will take place Oct. 26 at the Haywood County Cooperative Extension Center, across from the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville.

There are several objectives, including bringing together scientists who are researching adelgid resistance to explain their work in layman’s terms.

The symposium is sponsored by the Friends of the Smokies, the N.C. Nursery and Landscape Association, and the N.C. Christmas Tree Association. A barbecue lunch will be provided.

www.threatenedforests.org or contact Erin Mester, ASTF development officer,

Department of Entomology, Grinnells Laboratories, Campus Box 7626, Raleigh, N.C. 27695-7626, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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