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Forestry Workshop and Field Day October 6 in Lyons, GA

Forestry Workshop & Field Day October 6, 2015 – Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center (VOVRC) 8163 Hwy 178 Lyons, Georgia 30436

The University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources in conjunction with the College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences are offering forestry workshop and field day for professional foresters, land managers, forest landowners, and other interested folks.

The workshop topics are: (1) Developing a Forest Management Plan, (2) Forest Herbicides Update, and (3) Old-field Longleaf Wood and Pine Straw Yields through age 21-yrs. A catered lunch is planned. After lunch there will be a field session in a longleaf seed source study area and a second study area comparing different loblolly and slash genetics, Eucalyptus benthamii, vs progenies of Eastern cottonwood and hybrid poplar..Dr. Ben Jackson, Dr. Dave Moorhead and Dr. David Dickens with UGA-WSF&NR Professors will be the speakers.

Agenda:

9:00 a.m.       Registration

9:20   Welcome – Cliff Riner and Randy Hill – VOVRC

9:30   Developing a Forest Management Plan –Dr. Ben Jackson –Professor UGA – WSF&NR

10:15  Break

10:30  Forest Herbicides Update – Dr. Dave Moorhead – Professor UGA – WSF&NR

11:15   Old-field Longleaf Wood & Pine Straw Yields through age 21-yrs – Dr. David Dickens

Professor UGA – WSF&NR

12:00   Sponsored Lunch

1:00 Tour the replicated longleaf seed source study area (10 seed sources from LA to NC) that include slash and loblolly side-by-side plots

2:00 Tour the loblolly, slash, E. benthamii, E. cottonwood, and hybrid poplar plots

3:00 Adjourn

4 hrs CFE credits approved

CLE and GA Pesticide credits approved

Pre-Registration is Required!

Limited Space Available!

If you plan on attending, you must call your local extension office to sign up by October 1st!

Tattnall County – (912) 557 – 6724

Toombs County – (912) 526 – 3101

Appling County – (912) 367 – 8130

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