Advanced Insect and Disease Field Session

Agenda
Start Date: July 6, 2015
Location: Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 East Marina Way in Hood River, Oregon

Monday, July 6, 2015

11:00   Field Session orientation and registration – Best Western Hood River Inn parking lot, Hood River, OR

11:30   Group departs for the field from Best Western Hood River Inn. Transportation and lunch provided.

Insects and Diseases in Lodgepole Pine: Identification, Life Cycles, Control Measures and Recommended Silvicultural Practices for Controlling Infestations

Lunch (included with registration)

Afternoon topics:

  1. Steps of Diagnosis
  2. Ips beetles
  3. Douglas-fir beetle
  4. Woodborers
  5. SOD and other invasive pathogens
  6. Aerial Survey overview

5:00     Arrive back at Hood River Inn

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

7:30     Depart from Best Western Hood River Inn

Morning Topics:

  1. Armillaria root disease
  2. Annosus root disease
  3. Western spruce budworm
  4. Douglas-fir tussock moth
  5. Indian paint fungus
  6. Mountain pine beetle in ponderosa pine

Lunch (included with registration)

Afternoon topics:

  1. Mountain pine beetle in lodgepole pine
  2. Red turpentine beetle
  3. Fir engraver
  4. Western gall rust
  5. Pine needle diseases (Elytroderma/Lophodermella)
  6. Aspen insects and diseases

5:30     Arrive back at Best Western Hood River Inn

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

8:00     Depart from Best Western Hood River Inn

Morning topics:

  1. Laminated root rot
  2. Red ring rot
  3. Blackstain root disease
  4. Annosus root disease on hemlock
  5. Swiss Needle Cast
  6. Velvet top fungus
  7. Sawflies
  8. White pine blister rust

Lunch (included with registration)

Afternoon activities:

Small groups develop and discuss westside stand prescriptions.

5:30     Arrive back at Best Western Hood River Inn

 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

7:30     Depart from Best Western Hood River Inn

Morning topics:

  1. Black pineleaf scale
  2. Quinine fungus
  3. Pathways for non-natives
  4. Larch casebearer/larch needle diseases
  5. Balsam woolly adelgid
  6. Dwarf mistletoes
  7. Western pine beetle
  8. Oak insects and diseases

Lunch (included with registration)

Afternoon activities:

  1. Small group exercise to develop a mixed conifer and ponderosa pine stand prescription for sample stand.
  2. Group discussion of stand prescriptions.

5:00         Arrive back at Best Western Hood River Inn and
session adjourns.

About the Field Session

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Insect and disease conditions can complicate harvest plans and affect silvicultural regimes. These pests can also cause economic and aesthetic damages with long-lasting consequences. Resource managers need a solid understanding of pest biology and management options to make informed silvicultural, harvest planning and management decisions.

This field session offers the most advanced and in-depth insect and disease training available in the Pacific Northwest. The attendees will spend one-on-one field time with top-level entomologists and pathologists from the Pacific Northwest region and gain real-life experience in developing management regimes and silvicultural measures. Each day will consist of site visits to infected stands for a first-hand look and discussion of particular insect and disease problems. Attendees will learn identification, biology, response to stand conditions and management options. Small group sessions will be used to develop management strategies and mock stand prescriptions. The region’s leading entomologists and pathologists will be on hand to provide assistance and advice as the prescriptions are developed.

Transportation and box lunches are provided daily.

Confirmed speakers:

Kristen Chadwick, Pathologist, USDA Forest Service, Sandy, OR
Andris Eglitis, Entomologist, USDA Forest Service, Bend, OR
Greg Filip, Pathologist, USDA Forest Service, Portland, OR
Melissa Fischer, Entomologist, WA State DNR, Olympia, WA
Rob Flowers, Entomologist, OR Dept. of Forestry, Salem, OR
Mike Johnson, Entomologist, WA Dept. of Natural Resources, Colville, WA
Alan Kanaskie, Pathologist, Oregon Dept. of Forestry, Salem, OR
Holly Kearns, Pathologist, USDA Forest Service, Sandy, OR
Glenn Kohler, Entomologist, WA State DNR, Olympia, WA
Dan Omdal, Pathologist, WA State DNR, Olympia, WA
Bill Schaupp, Entomologist, USDA Forest Service, Central Point, OR
Wyatt Williams, Entomologist, Oregon Dept. of Forestry, Salem, OR
Elizabeth Willhite, Entomologist, USDA Forest Service, Sandy, OR

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