The Inland Empire Tree Improvement Cooperative 2020 Annual Meeting: Breed for Seed

Agenda
Start Date: March 4, 2020
Location: Coeur d'Alene, ID

7:00   Registration

8:00   Welcome

8:05   Douglas-fir Tree Improvement Program in British ColumbiaTrevor Doerksen

9:05   White Pine Blister Rust Resistance in Western White Pine: Durability, Stability, and Usability of Genetic ResistanceRichard Sniezko

10:05   Break

10:35   The Quest for Resistance to Butternut Canker: this Ain’t Blister Rust!Carolyn (Carrie) Pike

11:35   Western Larch Species Group ReportDavid Foushee

11:50   Western White Pine Species Group ReportDon Patterson

12:05   Lunch

1:05   What’s Eating your Seed: New Developments in Seed Orchard Pest ManagementSteve Cook

2:05   Long-term Productivity of Improved Western White Pine: A Management OpportunityMarcus Warwell & Russ Graham

3:05   Break

3:25   Turning Testing Data into Seed: Seed Orchard Management Techniques to Produce High-gain SeedJeff DeBell

4:25   Seed Supply Working Group ReportsMarc L. Rust

5:00   Wrap-up & Adjourn

About the Conference
The 47th Annual Inland Empire Tree Improvement Cooperative Meeting will be held at the Coeur d'Alene Resort Conference Center, 115 S. 2nd Street Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814. Please register for the conference and reserve your room NOW!

The IETIC Steering Committee will meet March 5, 2020 and the Inland Empire Reforestation Council will meet March 3, 2020.

Speakers

Note: All speakers have accepted the invitation to present, but a few are pending travel approval

Trevor Doerksen, Douglas-fir Breeder, BC Ministry of Forests and Range
  Douglas-fir Tree Improvement Program in British Columbia

Richard Sniezko, Center Geneticist, USDA Forest Service, Dorena Genetic Resource Center
  White Pine Blister Rust Resistance in Western White Pine: Durability, Stability, and Usability of Genetic Resistance

Carolyn (Carrie) Pike, , Forest Regeneration Specialist, USDA Forest Service, Eastern Region, State and Private Forestry, RNGR program
  The Quest for Resistance to Butternut Canker: this Ain’t Blister Rust!

Steve Cook, Professor of Entomology, University of Idaho
  What’s Eating your Seed: New Developments in Seed Orchard Pest Management

Marcus Warwell, Geneticist, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
  Long-term Productivity of Improved Western White Pine: A Management Opportunity

Jeff DeBell, Geneticist/Silviculturist, Washington Department of Natural Resources
  Turning Testing Data into Seed: Seed Orchard Management Techniques to Produce High-gain Seed

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