Certified Plant Professional Short Course is an intensive course scheduled on 5 consecutive Fridays. Each class will take place at The NC Arboretum. For registration and more information visit: buncombe.ces.ncsu.edu/certified-plant-professional-short-course-2018/
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If you own mature forestland (or a nice wooded backyard) with good soil and drainage, ginseng may be a viable way to produce income from your underutilized woods.
Ginseng is a tricky plant to grow successfully and takes between 7-10 years to reach a size favored by the Asian markets to which it is exported. The market for ginseng has averaged over $750 per dried pound over the last few years. Because of its high value many people have been victims of theft over the years.
On November 30th, Cooperative Extension will be hosting a workshop on wild-simulated ginseng production.
Topics will include:
• Security on private property
• Site selection, soil fertility requirements, & companion plants
• Site preparation
• Planting methods
• Production issues—(pest mitigation & poaching issues)
• The market for ginseng
To register, call or email the Transylvania Extension Office or Bart Renner at Transylvania County Cooperative Extension at 828-884-3109 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
The workshop is free, but high quality stratified seed is being sold for $38.00 per ¼ pound. And the Transylvania Master Gardeners will be selling copies of “Growing & Marketing Ginseng and Other Woodland Medicinals.”
Please call or come by the Transylvania County Extension Office to register for workshop sessions. Checks may be made out to Transylvania County CES.
Additional seed is available upon request.
Timber or landscape trees destroyed by recent fires, hurricanes or other storms are “casualty losses” that may allow the property owners to take a deduction on their federal income tax returns. To help timber owners, as well as home owners, who suffered timber or landscape tree damages with their tax reporting, this webinar will focus on the new tax law changes that Congress passed in 2017 that affect the casualty loss deductions starting in the 2018 tax year.
Join the webinar by clicking here
Dec 7, 2018 1:00 pm US/Eastern
Length: 01:00 (hh:mm)
Pre-registration not required.
Dr. Linda Wang serves as a National Timber Tax Specialist with USDA Forest Service in Washington D.C. She is an author and speaker on federal income tax and estate tax planning relating to private woodlands. She has a Ph.D. in Forest Economics and a CPA certificate.
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