2018 Southern and Northeastern Forest Nursery Association Joint Meeting
End Date: July 19, 2018
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Monday, July 16th
1:00 P.M Auburn University Forest Nursery Management Cooperative Meeting
6:00 – 8:00 Social (Sponsored by Harrell’s Fertilizer)
Tuesday, July 17th
6:00 A.M Breakfast Buffet
8:00 Welcome – Jim Karels, Director, Florida Forest Service
8:30 Recruiting for the Future – Shelby Pyatt, Rayonier
9:00 Developing and Supporting Quality Nursery Facilities and Staff – Diane Haase, National Reforestation, Nurseries and Genetic Resources Program, USDA Forest Service
9:30 Vendor Introductions
10:00 Nursery Fertility Trials for the Next Generation of Researchers – David South, Auburn University, Emeritus
10:30 Biofumigation with Dominus®: Latest Results from Arkansas, Oregon and Washington – Anna Leon, Weyerhaeuser
11:00 Trends in Production of Hardwood Seedlings in the Northeast US (2008-2016) – Carrie Pike, National Reforestation, Nurseries and Genetic Resources Program, USDA Forest Service
11:30 Genetic Integrity of Longleaf and Shortleaf Pine Seed Orchards and Seed – Barbara Crane, USDA Forest Service
1:00 Evaluation of Sowing Methods to Detect Sonderegger Pine Seedlings – Paul Jackson, Louisiana Tech University
1:30 Growing Containerized Southern Pines in a Biochar-amended Substrate – Kas Dumroese, National Reforestation, Nurseries and Genetic Resources Program, USDA Forest Service
2:00 Effect of Pisolithus tinctorius Nursery Treatment on Long-term Loblolly and Longleaf Survival and Growth in South Carolina Sand Hills – Michelle Cram, USDA Forest Service
2:30 Vendor Introductions
3:00 Seedling Storage and Survival – Ryan Nadel, Auburn University
3:30 Using Seedling Root Length to Determine Seed Vigor of Longleaf Pine – Victor Vankus, USDA Forest Service
4:00 Fumigation update – John Washington, Triest Ag Group
6:00 Dinner and Entertainment at the Grand Hotel (Included with registration)
Wednesday, July 18th
6:00 A.M. Breakfast Buffet
7:00 Field Trip and visit to Rayonier bareroot nursery in Elberta, AL
Visit to PRT Atmore container nursery in Atmore, AL
5:00 P.M. Return to Hotel, Dinner on Your Own
Thursday, July 19th
6:00 A.M. Breakfast Buffet
8:00 The Response of Loblolly Pine Families to Root-feeding Bark Beetle-vectored Fungi – Pratima Devkota, Michigan State University
8:30 Longleaf Accomplishments and Future Challenges – Tim Albritton, Natural Resources Conservation Service
9:00 Bringing Innovation to Reality – Jim Fischer, Fischell Machinery
10:00 Precision Agriculture and GPS Guidance Systems – Russ Worley, Sunsouth
10:30 Seeder Technology and Precision Agriculture – Steve Spooner, S&S Marketing
11:00 Panel Discussion: Future Technology Requirements of Forest Tree Nurseries
11:30 Business Meeting
The regular registration fee (for non-US Forest Service employees) is $375 if received by July 10, 2018 or $425 if received after July 10, 2018. This per person fee includes the meeting, icebreaker social, two breakfasts, two lunches, July 17 dinner and daily refreshments.
The sign-up fee for US Forest Service Employees is $103. This per person fee includes the meeting, icebreaker social, two breakfasts, two lunches, July 17 dinner and daily refreshments.
Guest tickets for the July 17 dinner may be purchased through the registration page at $35/each.
Make checks payable to WFCA.
The exhibitor registration is $600. This registration includes one conference registration as well as one six foot skirted table, two chairs, and electricity. Sign up for the exhibit space through the regular registration process. If you need more information on exhibit and sponsorship opportunities please contact Richard Zabel, 503-226-4562 or email@example.com
Call Melinda at (503) 226-4562 or use the contact form below.
Reduced rate lodging is available at the Pensacola Grand Hotel by calling 850-433-3336. Mention the group code "SFN" to receive the rate of $150 plus tax, single or double.