2018 Southern and Northeastern Forest Nursery Association Joint Meeting

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Agenda
Start Date: July 16, 2018
End Date: July 19, 2018
Location: Pensacola, Florida

Monday, July 16th

1:00 P.M Auburn University Forest Nursery Management Cooperative Meeting
1:00 Registration

6:00 – 8:00 Social (Sponsored by Harrell’s Fertilizer)

Tuesday, July 17th

6:00 A.M Breakfast Buffet
7:00 Registration
8:00 WelcomeJim Karels, Director, Florida Forest Service
8:30 Recruiting for the FutureShelby Pyatt, Rayonier
9:00 Developing and Supporting Quality Nursery Facilities and StaffDiane Haase, National Reforestation, Nurseries and Genetic Resources Program, USDA Forest Service
9:30 Vendor Introductions
9:45 Break
10:00 Nursery Fertility Trials for the Next Generation of ResearchersDavid South, Auburn University, Emeritus
10:30 Biofumigation with Dominus®: Latest Results from Arkansas, Oregon and WashingtonAnna 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 SeedBarbara Crane, USDA Forest Service
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Evaluation of Sowing Methods to Detect Sonderegger Pine SeedlingsPaul Jackson, Louisiana Tech University
1:30 Growing Containerized Southern Pines in a Biochar-amended SubstrateKas 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 HillsMichelle Cram, USDA Forest Service
2:30 Vendor Introductions
2:40 Break
3:00 Seedling Storage and SurvivalRyan Nadel, Auburn University
3:30 Using Seedling Root Length to Determine Seed Vigor of Longleaf PineVictor Vankus, USDA Forest Service
4:00 Fumigation updateJohn Washington, Triest Ag Group
4:30 Adjourn
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
   Lunch provided
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 FungiPratima Devkota, Michigan State University
8:30 Longleaf Accomplishments and Future ChallengesTim Albritton, Natural Resources Conservation Service
9:00 Bringing Innovation to RealityJim Fischer, Fischell Machinery
9:30 Break
10:00 Precision Agriculture and GPS Guidance SystemsRuss Worley, Sunsouth
10:30 Seeder Technology and Precision AgricultureSteve Spooner, S&S Marketing
11:00 Panel Discussion: Future Technology Requirements of Forest Tree Nurseries
11:30 Business Meeting
Noon Adjourn

About this Event
All conference events will take place at the Pensacola Grand Hotel in Pensacola, FL.

Registration Information
Registration Pricing:

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.

Exhibitors:
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 richard@westernforestry.org

Registration questions?
Call Melinda at (503) 226-4562 or use the contact form below.

Lodging Information:

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.

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