Eastside Seedling Characteristics and Quality for Optimum Field Performance

Agenda
Start Date: October 25, 2018
Location: Coeur d'Alene Resort, Coeur d'Alene, ID

Joint annual meeting of the Western Forestry and Conservation Nursery Association and the Intermountain Container Seedling Growers’ Association

Thursday, October 25

  • 8:30   Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:40The Role of Nurseries to Meet Dry Forest Restoration NeedsOwen Burney, New Mexico State University, Mora, NM
  • 9:15Rapid Root Growth Potential Testing of Inland Conifer Species with Aeroponic Mist ChambersAndrew Nelson, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
  • 9:50Seed Increase and Harvest for Native Forbs and GrassesNathan Robertson, USDA Forest Service, Coeur d’Alene Nursery, ID
  • 10:25   Break
  • 10:50Optimizing Successful 5-Needle Pine Reforestation: Genetic Considerations in Sowing, Growing and Deploying Blister Rust Resistant SeedlingsMary Frances Mahalovich, USDA Forest Service, Moscow, ID
  • 11:25Challenges and Opportunities for Maintaining Ponderosa Pine Forests in the Southwestern U.S.Tom Kolb, University of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ
  • 12:00   Lunch (included with registration)
  • 1:00   Field Tour – Coeur d’Alene Nursery (transportation provided)
    The USDA Forest Service’s Coeur d’Alene Nursery was established in 1960 on 222 acres. The nursery’s mission is to provide quality seedlings for publicly owned lands and to develop the best possible methods for producing quality seedlings. To fulfill this mission, the nursery maintains 130 acres of seedbeds and 17 greenhouses. The nursery also cleans, tests, and stores seed, and provides seedling quality testing. The nursery’s 28 permanent employees have a combined 500 years of nursery experience.
  • 5:30   Evening Event (included with registration)

Friday, October 26

  • 8:30Woods Evaluation of Container Red Alder Grown with Bonzi® Plant Growth RegulatorNabil Khadduri, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Webster Nursery, Olympia, WA
  • 9:05Reforestation in Harsh Sites in MexicoArnulfo Aldrete, Colegio de Postgraduados, Montecillo, Mexico
  • 9:40Seedling Performance Metrics: A Standardized Monitoring ApproachAbbie Acuff, PotlatchDeltic, Lewiston, ID
  • 10:15   Break
  • 10:50What Do You Do After The End of the World? A Climate Adaptation Case Study from Northern New MexicoCollin Haffey, The Nature Conservancy, Santa Fe, NM
  • 11:25   Monitoring Plant Stress from Multiple Levels — Lloyd Nackley, Oregon State University, North Willamette Research and Extension Center, Aurora, OR
  • 12:00   Lunch (included with registration)
  • 1:00Stratification and Scarification Strategies for Whitebark Pine SeedEmily Rhoades, USDA Forest Service, Coeur d’Alene Nursery, ID
  • 1:35iFertigate and So Can You! Introducing a Mobile App for Calculating Fertigation FormulasDaniel Drummond, Southern Regional Extension Forestry, Athens, GA
  • 2:10Growing Container Seedlings in a Biochar-Amended SubstrateJeremy Pinto, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Moscow, ID
  • 2:45   Adjourn
About the Conference
The annual meeting will be held at the Coeur d’Alene Resort at 115 S 2nd St, Coeur d’Alene, ID. www.cdaresort.com

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