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Speaker: Dr. Brian E. Jackson, Associate Professor & Director at North Carolina State

Session Title:  Don't Let the Bark Bite: Proper Handling, Storage, and Utilization of Bark Substrates

Sunday, July 11  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description: This presentation will provide an overview of fresh versus aged pine bark substrates and the challenges growers need to be aware of when choosing different bark products. Selecting different bark products for different production needs (crops, container sizes, longevity of crops in containers, etc.) will be discussed. Bark handling and management at both the bark supplier as well as on-site at the nursery will also be discussed.  We will overview the processes involved in making high quality bark substrates and review grower-supplier interactions, quality control protocols, and criteria for product selection and management on-site at nursery. 

Level: Fundamental        Type: Growing

Brian Jackson

Associate Professor at North Carolina State University 

Dr. Brian E. Jackson is an Associate Professor and Director of the Horticultural Substrates Laboratory at NC State University. Brian has studied and researched horticultural substrates (professional and consumer products) since 2003 with a primary emphasis on the engineering, characterization, and utilization of wood and bark-based materials. Brian can be reached at Brian_Jackson@ncsu.edu.

North Carolina State University ... Horticultural Science Department
Since 1901, the faculty, staff and students of the Department of Horticultural Science have been providing innovative teaching, research and outreach to the citizens of North Carolina, the nation, and the world. Our research and extension programs are recognized worldwide for their contributions to applied horticultural production and to discovery science. We generate and extend knowledge about fruits, vegetables, ornamental plants, and landscape design for the purpose of increasing food security and food safety, sustaining the environment, enhancing economic vitality, and improving the quality of life for individuals and their communities.

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Welcome to Horticultural Science at NC State
Hi and welcome to NC State's Department of Horticultural Science. My name is Lis Meyer and I'm a Senior Lecturer here. I'm also an alum of this department. So right now I'm standing in a garden area that was installed and designed by our students in a class here. And what I'd like to do now is just take you on a short tour of some of the spaces you'll [students will] be using during your time here. This is Kilgore Hall it's the main building for Horticultural Science at NC State so you'll be spending a lot of time here.

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