Bulloch County Ag Center—151 Langston Chapel Rd, Statesboro, GA
September 12 -13, 2023
Registration required. Register online at https://conted.warnell.uga.edu/
Learn about pine straw yields by species, site quality, land-use history, and basal area. • Review cut-over and old-field pine straw studies, as well as other factors that affect pine straw yields. • Learn how the effect of pine straw raking (semiannual, annual, periodic and raking method) relates to soil moisture status, nutrient cycling, and stand growth. • Learn the effect of fertilization on pine straw yields on cut-over and old-field sites. • Learn how to use diagnostic tools and soils information to determine fertilizer needs and recommendations. • Learn herbicides that can be used in pine stands to control unwanted vegetation and herbicides that are grass friendly • Learn how to control invasive, exotic species. • Learn management alternatives to moving a cut-over pine stand into pine straw production, hear about sequencing fertilizer and herbicide use, and discuss the economics of pine straw in overall pine stand management.
The fee for this course is $300 which includes lunch, refreshment breaks, and instructional materials. There is a $50 discount for fees paid and postmarked by 1 Sept 2023. Continuing Education Credits (applied for) · 10 hrs Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) hours- Category 1 · 10 hrs Continuing Logger Education hours – Environment (Category B) · 1 hr Cat 23 and 1 hr Cat 10 Pesticide Applicator credits for GA.