2021 PNW Forest Vegetation Management Conference

Start Date: December 6, 2021
Location: Wilsonville, OR

Optional workshop: December 6, 2021

1:00     What is a pesticide?  How toxic are forest herbicides? What are the benefits of vegetation management in forest settings? – Bruce Alber, CF and retired from Wilbur-Ellis
2:00     How to organize and plan an aerial spray projectPaul Washburn, Manager, Western Helicopter Services
3:00     Break
3:30     Forest herbicide modes of action: How they work in the plant and the soil and why they are used in certain seasons? And Herbicide Tank Mixes: Why do we mix some together and not others? Bruce Alber, CF and retired from Wilbur-Ellis
4:30     Adjourn

PNW Forest Vegetation Management Conference: December 7, 2021

8:30 Opening Remarks
8:45 Forest restoration from a seedling’s perspectiveSteve Grossnickle, NurseryToForest Solutions
9:30 Zone Matcher: A new web application for climate-based seed deployment in the Pacific NorthwestGlenn Howe, College of Forestry, OR State University
10:00 Break
10:30 Aerial spray projects from helicopters to dronesCorey Fransen, Chief Pilot, Wilbur-Ellis
11:15 Bayer update: Current research and results with Esplanade F on PNW forest sitesHarry Quicke, Bayer
12:15 Lunch
1:30 PPE requirements and safe handling of forest herbicides and review of updated EPA regulations on aerial applications near neighbors and workers Wendy Wheeler, Washington State University Extension
2:30 Break
2:45 Documenting experience with seed source movement: Establishing citizen science demonstration plots for PNW field forestersJeff DeBell and Peter Gould, WA Dept of Natural Resources
3:15 Managing aerial spraying projects on private timberlandsJohn Jayne and Mark Gourley, Cascade Timber Consulting
3:45 Panel Discussion: With the loss of forestry sites on the Atrazine label, what mixes and timings have you switched to now? At least one forest company has stopped using glyphosate, what changes would you have to make in your vegetation management program to stop using glyphosate?

  • Branden Sirguy, Merrill and Ring
  • Dale Claassen, Hampton
  • Rodney Jacobs, Stimson Lumber
  • Joe Newton, Lone Rock

4:30 Reception

PNW Forest Vegetation Management Conference: December 8, 2021

8:00 New spray buffer and aerial application rules: federal and state –   Seth Barnes, Oregon Forest and Industries Council and Heather Hansen, Washington Friends of Farms and Forests
9:00 Application Rules Update and Examples of Pesticide ViolationsAndrea Sonnen, OR Dept of Agriculture
10:00 Break
10:30 Setting up Roadside Spray ProjectsRoger Sanow and Harrison Hapgood, A&H Forestry
11:30 Fields to Forests: Discussing the interaction between nursery practices, stock types, and young stand managementBrian Morris, Webster Forest Nursery, WA State Dept of Natural Resources
Noon Lunch
1:00 The physiological effects of herbicides within plants  – Alan Felsot, Washington State University
2:00 Corteva Agriscience update: Product updates and research activitiesRob LaGrange and Will Hatler, Corteva
3:00 Some things just never go away: Forest pest legacies after harvest and plantation establishmentDavid Shaw, College of Forestry and Extension, Oregon State University
3:30 Adjourn

About the Conference
The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Portland South at 25425 SW 95th Ave. in Wilsonville, OR. The hotel can be reached at: 503-682- 2211 or hiportlandsouth.com.

Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are available. Click on the logo below for more details (PDF).