2012 PNW Reforestation Council

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Agenda
Start Date: October 11, 2012
Location: Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA

Realizing the Gain:
Are We Making the Best Use of Improved Stock?

October 11, 2012 • Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA

8:30 Introduction and welcome
8:40 Genetic Gain: From Research Through Improved Seed
Dan Cress, Regentics, Seattle, WA
9:15 Seed Zones: Should the Future Look like the Past? A Review of Regional Efforts
Jeff DeBell, WA Dept. of Natural Resources, Olympia, WA
9:45 Break
10:15 Being an Informed Consumer of Improved Seed: Asking the Right Questions
Terry Smith, Weyerhaeuser, Rochester, WA
10:45 Genetic Gain: What is Reasonable and How do You Capture it?
Sara Lipow, Roseburg Resources, Lebanon, OR
11:15 Beyond Cowboy Science: Simple Methods for Conducting Credible and Valid Research
Diane Haase, USDA Forest Service, Portland, OR
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Announce winners of Seedling Beauty Contest
How Do Other Landowners Get Their Trees in the Ground? Inside Look at Two Reforestation Programs
1:15 How Reforestation is Conducted in Clark County, Washington: Growing Green in Urban Areas –
Travis Goddard, Clark County Environmental Services, Vancouver, WA
1:45 How Reforestation is Conducted on the Quinault Indian Nation –
Jimmy Hargrove, Quinault Indian Nation, Tahola, WA
2:15 Break
2:35 Solutions to field issues: Audience discussion of common reforestation field problems and issues
3:00 What are the Silvicultural Operating Costs of a Working Forest? A Regional Survey of Operational Expenses on Private Forestlands
Jim Arney, Forest Biometrics Research Institute, St. Regis, MT
3:30 Estimates of Rotation-length Yield Following Early Weed Control Treatments Within Douglas-fir Plantations
Doug Mainwaring, College of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
4:00 Adjourn

Optional Workshop:
Evaluating Seedling Quality: Identifying Seedling Diseases in Nurseries

October 10, 2012 – Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA

1:00 The concept of disease in plants
– Pathogen – host – environment interactions
– Fungi as plant pathogens
– Biotic and abiotic diseases
1:30 Fusarium diseases
– Fusarium species causing diseases
– Fusarium biology and epidemiology
– Types of Fusarium diseases
– Fusarium in bare root nurseries
– Fusarium in container nurseries
2:00 Botrytis diseases
– Botrytis biology and epidemiology
– Botrytis in container nurseries
2:15 Cylindrocarpon diseases
– Cylindrocarpon species causing diseases
– Cylindrocarpon biology and epidemiology
– Cylindrocarpon in bare root nurseries
– Cylindrocarpon in container nurseries
2:30 Break
2:45 Water mold diseases
– Water molds vs. fungi
– Pythium biology and epidemiology
– Phytophthora biology and epidemiology
– Water molds in bare root nurseries
3:00 Stem and tip blights
– Sirococcus biology and epidemiology
– Sphaeropsis biology and epidemiology
– Phoma biology and epidemiology
3:15 Disease management in forest nurseries
– Disease prevention
– Pathogen inoculum amelioration
– Chemical control
– Biological control
– Integrated pest management
5:00 Adjourn

Workshop Instructor:
Dr. Robert L. James, Plant Pathologist
Plant Disease Consulting Northwest
520 SE Columbia River Drive, Suite 116
Vancouver, WA 98661
360-936-5658
jamespdcn@yahoo.com

Formerly Plant Pathologist, USDA Forest Service,
Northern Region, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

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