Quincy, Florida

February 7 -10, 2011

It is that time again!  The next Southwide Forest Disease Workshop is scheduled for February 7-10, 2011 in Quincy, Florida. Plans are to have research abstracts, station reports, a pathology field trip, graduate student competition, and a slide/image contest.  The meeting will be held at the University of Florida�s North Florida Research and Education Center. Please utilize the following information for the meeting.  Adhering to the deadlines makes the Steering Committee Members task easier.  If you have any questions feel free to contact Jason Smith (352.846.0843) or Ed Barnard. (352.372.3505 ext 130).

On Line Meeting Registration Form


SWFDW Bylaws

Quincy Florida Visitors' Site


Previous SWFDW Meetings and Abstracts

Hotel Accommodations  

Meeting attendees need to make their own hotel reservations at the phone numbers below.  Thirty rooms have been blocked at the Hampton Inn in Quincy, Florida for the meeting.  They will be held for attendees until 2 weeks prior to the workshop.  When making your reservations be sure to inform them that you are with the "Forestry Meeting" (confirmation # 80736626).  A breakfast bar will be included in the price of the room which is $79.99 per night, with an additional $7.60 in taxes.  Check in time is 2:00 pm and checkout is 11:00 am.

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Hotel Web Site
Directions to the Hotel



Monday, Feb 7


6:00 pm � 8:00 pm

Social & Registration

Tuesday, Feb 8


6 to 8:00 am

Hot Breakfast at Hampton Inn

8:00 � 8:30 am



Paper Session I (Nursery/Regeneration) 

8:30 � 8:50 am

D. Paul Jackson, Scott A. Enebak. Pythium Reduces Survival and Diameter Growth of Cold Stored Longleaf Pine Seedlings.

8:50 � 9:10 am

Michelle M. Cram. Effects of Pisolithus tinctorius Nursery Treatments on Reforestation of the South Carolina Sandhills.

9:10 � 9:30 am

Marie Quicke, Tom Starkey, Scott Enebak. Effect of Alternative Soil Fumigants, Reduced Rates, and a New Application Method for the Control of Nematodes in a Forest-tree Nursery.

9:30 � 9:50 am

E. L. Barnard.  A Bad Rap?  Charcoal Root Rot Re-visited.

9:50 � 10:30 am

Break (Poster Viewing)


Paper Session II (Potpourri)  

10:30 � 10:50 am

Josh J. Bronson. USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Resistance Screening Center.

10:50:11:10 am

Randy C. Ploetz, Jos� M. P�rez-Martinez, Edward A. Evans, Jason A. Smith. Fungicidal Management of Laurel Wilt of Avocado: A Progress Report.

11:10 � 11:30

Jason A. Smith, Kerry O�Donnell, Lacey Mount, Keumchul Shin, Aaron Trulock, Kelly Peacock, Tova Spector, Jenny Cruse-Sanders, Ron Determann. A Novel Fusarium Causes a Devastating Canker Disease of Florida Torreya (Torreya taxifolia), Critically Endangered Conifer on the Brink of Extinction.  

11:30 am � 1:30 pm

Catered Lunch


Student Paper Session - I

1:30 � 1:50 pm

Keumchul Shin, Jason A. Smtih. Effects of Raffaelea lauricola Culture Filtrates on Sympton Development in Laurel Wilt.

1:50 � 2:10 pm

Marc Hughes, Jason A. Smith. The Identification and Screening of Redbay (Persea borbonia) Selections for Resistance Against Laurel Wilt. 

2:10 � 2:30 pm

Don Spence, Jason A. Smith, Albert Mayfield III, Jiri Huler, Randy Ploetz, Lukasz Stelinski. Assessing the Risk of Survival of the Redbay Ambrosia Beetle and Laurel Wilt Pathogen in Wood Chips.

2:30 - 2:50 pm

Fredrick Beckman, Jason A. Smith. Disease Management of Laurel Wilt on Avocado: Assessing the Risk of Pruning Tool Transmission of Raffaelea lauricola.

2:50 � 3:30 pm

Break (Poster Viewing)


Student Paper Session II

3:30 � 3:50 pm

Justin Brown, Michelle Cram, Sarah Covert.  Development of Phlebiopsis gigantea as a Biocontrol Agent for Heterobasidion Root Disease in the Southeastern U.S.

3:50 � 4:10 pm

Tyler Dreaden, Jason A. Smith. Development and Evaluation of a Real-time PCR Seed Screening Method for Fusarium circinatum.

4:10 � 4:30 pm

Aaron Trulock, Jason A. Smith. Disease Biology and Host Range of a Novel Fusarium sp. that Causes Canker Disease of Florida Torreya (Torreya taxifolia).

5:00 pm 

Dinner on your own 


Wednesday, Feb 9


6:00 � 8:00 am

Hot Breakfast at Hampton Inn

8:00 am

Field Tour - Departs Hampton Inn at 8:00 am, returns at 5:00 pm

6:00 pm

Social @ NFREC

7:00 pm

Awards Banquet at NFREC

Thursday, Feb 10


6:00 � 8:00 am

Hot Breakfast at Hampton Inn 


Paper Session III (Phytophthora & Root Disease)

8:00 � 8:20 am

Steven W. Oak, Jaesoon Hwang, Steven N. Jeffers.  BOB for the Sudden Oak Death Pathogen: In Vitro Assay for Early Detection of Phytophthora ramorum in Streams.

8:20 � 8:40 am

Dina Neves, Olga W�jcik, Maria C. Mateus, Alfredo Cravador. Searching for Compounds Secreted by Phlomis purpurea against Phytophthora cinnamomi.

8:40 � 9:00 am

J. M. Eickwort, E.L. Barnard. Evaluation of Annosum Root Disease in Partially Harvested Pine Stands.

9:00 � 9:20 am

E.L. Barnard. A Forest Pathology Lesson: Model to Avoid.

9:20 � 9:40 am

R. D. Menard, J. D. Ward, L.G. Eckhardt, A. Sediles. Evaluation of Mortality in Natural Stands of Pinus oocarpa in Nicaragua.

9:40 � 10:00 am

Inga M. Meadows, Steven N. Jeffers.  Evaluation of Algaecides to Eliminate Phytophthora spp. from Naturally-infested Streams in South Carolina.

10:00 � 10:30 am


10:30 � am

Business Meeting & Wrap Up
Have a safe trip home


Registration include costs for the meeting room, breaks, mixer on Monday evening, lunch and banquet on Wednesday evening. Deadline for registration is January 7, 2011.

Professional = $160
Student =  $80

Registration is online using Eventbrite.  Click here to register for the meeting.

Make checks payable to:  Southwide Forest Disease Workshop

Tax ID Number for SWFDW: 75-3111547.


Each participating agency or institution (e.g., University Department, Company, State Agency, USDA, Forest Service Unit) is invited to submit a brief summary of its projects, progress, personnel, etc. This summary should not be elaborate, but should provide participants with an overview of what is happening and who is doing it in each particular organization.  Project Reviews should not exceed two sides (front/back) of an 8 � X 11 sheet of paper (minimum 1" margins for collating purposes).

Mail 50 clean copies of your review to be received no later than January 7, 2011:

Dave Treadway - Division of Forestry
Forest Health Section
1911 SW 34th Street
Gainesville, FL 32608

Please use the following heading and format:

Southwide Forest Disease Workshop

Project Title
Project Staff



Individual Papers:

Participants are invited to make 15-minute paper presentations and additional presentations will be accommodated on a time-available basis.

Student Research Papers Award:

Students (current, and those completing their studies during calendar year 2010) are encouraged to present papers on their student research.  Presentations should be limited to 10 minutes so as to allow five minutes for discussion. Student papers will be judged by not less than three practicing professionals with a plaque and $100 cash award given to the author of the best paper.   Abstracts of presentations (both professional and student) are requested for collating in the workshop proceedings and should be limited to one side of an 8 � X 11 sheet of paper with 1" margins.   Mail 50 clean copies of your abstract no later than January 7, 2011:

Dave Treadway - Division of Forestry
Forest Health Section
1911 SW 34th Street
Gainesville, FL 32608

Please use the following heading and format:


Southwide Forest Disease Workshop

February, 7-10, 2011


This year we are also offering the opportunity to present a poster.  Abstracts of posters are requested for collating in the workshop proceedings and should be limited to one side of an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper with 1" margins.  Authors will be responsible for posting and removing their display which will be during the breaks.

Mail 50 clean copies of your Poster Abstract to be received no later than January 7, 2011 to:

Dave Treadway - Division of Forestry
Forest Health Section
1911 SW 34th Street
Gainesville, FL 32608

Please identify your abstracts as "Poster" and use the following format:


Southwide Forest Disease Workshop

February, 7 -10, 2011


Outstanding Forest Pathology Paper Awards:

As in the past, two awards for outstanding forest pathology papers will be awarded; one for RESEARCH and one for EXTENSION.  Authors should provide a reprint for material published June 2009 through December 2010, labeled for category of entry;  Research or Extension.  The papers will be posted on the web and voted on by the SWFDW membership.  Papers to be considered must be received no later than December 1, 2010.  Mail or email reprints to:  

Scott Enebak
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
602 Duncan Drive
Suite 3301
Auburn University, AL 36849

Ballots and Reprints will be Available on the website  Click HERE for PDF Reprints after December 6, 2010

Mail or e-mail completed Ballots to:

Lori Eckhardt
Auburn University
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
602 Duncan Drive
Auburn University, AL 36849

Deadline to vote and get ballot to Lori Eckhardt is January 7, 2011.

Forest Pathology Slide (Digital Image) Contest:

A $20 cash prize will be offered for first place in each of 5 categories.  The categories are 1) Symptoms, 2) Signs, 3) Comedy (submit a caption with your slide unless it speaks for itself), 4) Pathologist at work and 5) Slide Series (maximum of 5 slides per series).  You may enter any or all categories but limit your submissions to 2 entries per category so that we might encourage competition.  Bring your slides, or your images with you and we will put together an ad hoc judging panel.  Participation is crucial to a good contest.

Southern Forest Pathologists' Achievement Award:

This award is conferred on individuals who, over a sustained period of time or through particularly noteworthy accomplishments, have made outstanding contributions to forest pathology in the southern United States.  Nominations are requested from the SWFDW membership and must be accompanied by 1) a letter of support detailing the contribution(s) of the nominee(s), and 2) a list of at least 10 supporting signatures from the SWFDW membership.  Recipients will be selected for this prestigious award by a � majority vote of the Achievement Award Committee which shall consist of active past award recipients plus the sitting SWFDW Steering Committee and three ad hoc members from the SWFDW membership appointed by the current SWFDW Chair/Co-chairs for the purpose.  For purposes of this process, �active� (above) shall be defined as having participated in or attended at least one of the past three Southwide Forest Disease Workshops.

Past Award Recipients:  E. B. Cowling, H. R. Powers, D. G. Marx, G. Snow, W. J. Stambaugh, E. G. Kuhlman, C. E. Cordell, W. Kelly, R. A. Schmidt, T. Miller, and E. L. Barnard

Deadline for Nominations must be submitted by November 15, 2010 to:

E.L. Barnard
Florida Division of Forestry
1911 SW 34th Street
Gainesville, FL 32608

2011 Steering Committee Members:

Michelle Cram - Historian; USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Athens, GA
Jason Smith - Local Arrangements, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Paula Spaine- FS Representative; USDA, Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Athens, GA
Ed Barnard - State Representative; Florida Division of Forestry,  Gainesville, FL
Bill Jones - Forest Health Protection, USDA, Forest Service, Asheville, NC
Lori Eckhardt - Secretary, Auburn University, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn, AL
Steve Oak - Treasurer; USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Asheville, NC
Scott Enebak -  Webmaster; Auburn University, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn, AL

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