PNW Forest Vegetation Management Conference: Evolution of Science and Emerging Technology of Herbicide Application
End Date: November 30, 2017
Location: Holiday Inn, Wilsonville, OR
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
7:00 Registration Opens
8:30 Opening Remarks – Mike Cloughesy, Oregon Forest Resources Institute
8:45 History & Current Practices of Herbicide Application – Dan Newton, Weyerhaeuser
9:15 The Future of Herbicide Application – Joe Newton, Lone Rock Timber Management
10:15 An Overview of the History of Aerial Forestry Applications in the Pacific Northwest – John Mateski, Retired Chief Pilot, Western Helicopter
10:45 New Technologies of Aerial Applications – Rick Krohn, Western Helicopter
11:15 Maximizing Efficacy and Safety with Droplet Technology – Robert Wolf, Wolf Consulting & Research
1:15 Comparative Responses of Planted Douglas-fir and Associated Vegetation to Logging Debris Retention and Site Preparation Herbicide Treatments – Timothy Harrington, PNW Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Olympia, WA
2:00 Spray Adjuvants: The Rest of the Story – Richard Zollinger, North Dakota State University
3:15 Investigation of Oregon Pesticide Application Complaints – Mike Odenthal, Oregon Department of Agriculture
4:00 Understanding Pesticide Fate for the Protection of Water Resources – Jeffrey Jenkins, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University
4:45 Suppliers Update – Eric Hippler (Moderator), Weyerhaeuser
5:15 Vegetation Management Reception – Hosted Beer, Wine and Appetizers
Thursday, November 30, 2017
8:00 New Chemistry in Forestry – Ed Fredrickson, Thunder Road Resources
8:45 Understanding Pesticide Labels – Bruce Alber, Wilbur-Ellis Co.
9:15 Who is my Neighbor? Minimizing Conflicts through Communication – Jim Carr, Barnes & Associates
10:15 Worker Protection Standards for Forestry – Kaci Buhl, Pesticide Education Resources Collaborative, Statewide PSEP Coordinator, Department of Environmental & Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University
11:15 Choline Formulation Technology – Bob Stewart, Dow AgroSciences
1:00 Lunch Speaker: Policy Issues – Kristina McNitt, Oregon Forest and Industries Council
1:45 Esplanade F Herbicide – A New Tool for Pre-Emergent Control of Grasses and Broadleaf Weeds in Western Conifer Production Areas – Kent Pittard, Bayer
2:15 Human Health Risk Assessment and Glyphosate – Jeffrey Jenkins, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University
3:00 Facilitated Discussion – Mark Gourley, Starker Forests
- Southern Oregon: Mark Wall, Roseburg Resource Co.
- Cascade Mtn: Eric Hippler, Weyerhaeuser
- Coastal: Jim Carr, Barnes & Associates
- Interior: Bryan Nelson, Lone Rock Timber
- Agency: George McFadden, BLM
The registration fee is $250 if received by November 21 or $295 after November 21. A reduced rate is available to Oregon Small Woodlands Association members and Oregon Tree Farm farmers of $150 on/before November 21 or $195 after November 21. The reduced fee is underwritten by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute. Both registration fees include a book of the speaker’s PowerPoint slides, a reception and two lunches. Checks should be made payable to Western Forestry and Conservation Association. Purchase orders, VISA/MasterCard, and American Express are accepted. Tax id # 930-331-712.
Cancellations received by November 21 are subject to a 15% service charge. Cancellations received after that time will be charged the entire registration fee, but substitutions are always welcome.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn under: “Western Forestry and Conservation Association”. Single or double rooms are $99 plus tax. After 11/08/17, reduced rate rooms will be subject to availability.
Continuing Education Credits:
- Conference attendees will be are eligible for 13 CFE Cat 1 credits through the Society of American Foresters.
- Applications for pesticide recertification credits have been sent to Oregon, Washington, California and Idaho.
- An application has also been sent in for ISA credits.