2022 Joint Annual Meeting: Southern and Northeastern Forest Nursery Associations

Agenda
Start Date: July 18, 2022
End Date: July 21, 2022
Location: Charleston, SC

Monday, July 18, 2022

1-4 pm: Southern Forest Nursery Management Coop meeting (members only)

5-7 pm:  Icebreaker (Open to all attendees) sponsored by IFCO Seedlings

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

8:00       Welcome Speech from state of South CarolinaScott Phillips, South Carolina State Forester

8:30       Southern Nursery Work Alex Hoffman, Weyerhaeuser/Univ. of ID Graduate Studies

9:30        Break

10:00   Update on Resistance Screening Center TrialsKatie McKeever, USDA Forest Service

10:30     White Oak UpdatesDana Nelson, Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service

11:00     Panel: White Oak Seedling Production: James Shelton, Arkansas Forestry Commission; Joanna      Phillips, Kentucky Division of Forestry; Gina Sowders, Tennessee Division of Forestry

Noon     Lunch (provided)

1:00        ArborGen Contract with the South Carolina Forestry Commission to Supply SeedlingsTim Adams, South Carolina Forestry Commission and Andrew Baum, ArborGen

2:00        Using Artificial intelligence to Count SeedlingsTom Stokes, Auburn University

2:45        Break

3:00       Eastern Seed Zone Forum –  Carrie Pike, USDA Forest Service

3:30        Update on the National Seed LaboratoryVic Vankus, USDA Forest Service

4:00        Update on Shortleaf PineMike Black, Shortleaf Pine Initiative

4:30       Planting Machine Demo/Discussion

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Sponsored by:

8-noon: Workshop:  Pine Tree Nursery Pest Management Strategic Plan

The Pest Management Strategic Plan (PMSP) workshop will provide the opportunity for collaboration to identify current and emerging pests (i.e., insects, pathogens, weeds, nematodes, mites, and wildlife), controls (i.e., physical, biological, and chemical) and efficacy of controls, worker activities, production practices, timelines, and priorities (i.e., research, regulatory, and extension) for pine tree production.

The finalized 2022 Pine Tree Nursery Pest Management Strategic Plan document will be written from the information obtained at the workshop and published in the National IPM Database as a resource for EPA registration of pesticides, government and other agency allocation of funds for scientist research endeavors, and other activities related to solving pest management issues.

Noon-1 pm: Lunch (provided)

1 – 4:00: Workshop continues

Eve/Dinner:  On your own in downtown Charleston

Thursday, July 21, 2022

8:00       Increasing Need for Reforestation Within USFS Region 8 Earlene Jackson, USDA Forest Service

8:30        Updates on Reforestation PoliciesTim Foley, Southern Group of State Foresters

9:00        Tips and Tricks on Planting Non-dormant Seedlings – Jeremy Hardee, Andrews Nursery, Florida Dept. of Agriculture

9:30       Break

10:00     Update and Discussion on Pesticide Rules and the Re-registration of Pesticides – Scott Enebak, Auburn University

10:30     Discussion on Nursery Training Needs

11:00     SFNA business meeting (revise bylaws; confirm membership)

Noon     Adjourn (lunch on your own)

About this Event
All conference events will take place at the Embassy Suites Charleston Airport, 5055 International Blvd, North Charleston, SC. Both in-person and streaming options are available for this conference.

Registration Information
Registration Pricing:

The in-person registration fee is $325 if received by July 11, 2022 or $375 if received after July 11, 2022. This per person fee includes the icebreaker social, two breakfasts, two lunches, and daily refreshments. All 3 days of the conference will be streamed and the streaming only registration fee is $175. 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 use the contact form below.

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

Lodging Information:

Reduced rate lodging at $149 plus tax is available at the Embassy Suites by calling 843-747-1882, or click here to book online. Use the group code: Southern Forest Nursery meeting to receive the rates. Rooms will be subject to availability after June 18, 2022.

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