Episode 32

The Science Behind Healthy Christmas Trees


November 22nd, 2022

51 mins 20 secs

Season 2

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About this Episode

In this episode, Gary Chastagner, a professor of plant pathology and an extension specialist in the Department of Plant Pathology at Washington State University, joins host Jim Bradeen for a timely conversation about the science behind Christmas trees. The two chat about his initial interests in plant pathology, his research specific to Christmas trees and diseases impacting them, genetically modified Christmas trees, and the interactions between root rotting Phythophthora, Abies Christmas trees and the environment.

Show notes

The full transcript for this episode can be found here: https://bit.ly/3EUC4cc

McKeever, K.M. and Chastagner, G.A. 2019. Interactions Between Root Rotting Phythophthora, Abies Christmas Trees, and Environment. Plant Disease. 103:538-545. https://apsjournals.apsnet.org/doi/10.1094/PDIS-01-18-0174-RE

This episode is produced by Association Briefings.