2022 Joint Annual Meeting: Southern and Northeastern Forest Nursery Associations
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 Carolina – Scott Phillips, South Carolina State Forester
8:30 Southern Nursery Work – Alex Hoffman, Weyerhaeuser/Univ. of ID Graduate Studies
10:00 Update on Resistance Screening Center Trials – Katie McKeever, USDA Forest Service
10:30 White Oak Updates – Dana 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 Seedlings – Tim Adams, South Carolina Forestry Commission and Andrew Baum, ArborGen
2:00 Using Artificial intelligence to Count Seedlings – Tom Stokes, Auburn University
3:00 Eastern Seed Zone Forum – Carrie Pike, USDA Forest Service
3:30 Update on the National Seed Laboratory – Vic Vankus, USDA Forest Service
4:00 Update on Shortleaf Pine – Mike Black, Shortleaf Pine Initiative
4:30 Planting Machine Demo/Discussion
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
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 Policies – Tim Foley, Southern Group of State Foresters
9:00 Tips and Tricks on Planting Non-dormant Seedlings – Jeremy Hardee, Andrews Nursery, Florida Dept. of Agriculture
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)
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.
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.
Call Melinda at (503) 226-4562 or use the contact form below.
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.