Agenda

 

The Virginia Association of Forest Health Professionals

29th Annual Conference

 

Tentative Agenda, subject to change 

Monday, February 8th, 2021

8:30-8:40        Introduction

8:40-9:10        Jill Rose, PA DCNR Bureau of Forestry:  Increasing Incidence of Oak Wilt in Pennsylvania Forests

9:15-9:45        Dr. David Crosby, VA State University:  Aquatic Health Update

9:50-10:20      Charles Smith, Fairfax County:  Forest and Stream Restoration

10-20-10:45   ~Break~

10:45-11:15     Simon Ernstsons, University of Florida: Pre-Invasion Assessments: Which International Wood-Boring Beetles Present a Threat to American Forests?

11:20-11:50     VDACS Legal Update

11:55-12:25     Thomas D. Whitney, Davey Institute: Native or Non-Native?  Historical Biogeography of an Emergent Pest, The Eastern White Pine Bast

12:25-12:30     Wrap-Up

 

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

    

8:30-8:40           Introduction

8:40-9:10           Dr. William Powell, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry: The American Chestnut: How Biotrechnology Can be Applied to Conservation

9:15-9:45           Dr. Andrew Loyd, Bartlett Tree Experts: Getting to the Root of the Problem: Diagnosis and Management of Root Issues of Woody Plants

9:50-10:20         Adria Bordas, Virginia Cooperative Extension: Pesticide Safety: 'Get the Bug-safely'

10:20-10:45       ~Break~

10:45-11:15        Joe Boggs, Ohio State University Extension: Tree Diagnostic Issues

11:20-11:50        Kyle Rhodes, VDACS: Spot. Stomp. Slow the Spread.  Spotted Lanternfly Update

11:55-12:25        Dr. Dave Coyle, Clemson University Extension: 2020: The Asian Longhorned Beetle is Now In South Carolina

12:25-12:30        Wrap-Up and Closing Remarks

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