Previous Southwide Forest Disease Workshop
Meetings & Abstracts

The information on the following links was supplied by Paul Mistretta's office in Atlanta.  If anyone has Abstracts (1959 - 1963) missing from this list, we would be more than willing to add it to this page. 


A  Introduction to the SWFDW Meeting Programs 

The PDF files presented in this page have been generated from the (generally) stapled programs/abstracts of the SWFDW (Southwide Forest Disease Workshops) from 1967 to the present.  The SWFDW as we know it in 2005 evolved from a primarily research scientist meeting to the current cross sectional format where both research and applied scientists meet to share information and perspectives on the current interpretations of the science relevant to the practice of forest pathology. 

No programs/abstracts were available to me for the first 10 research workshops. I am uncertain as to whether anything beyond the programs (see the Powers/Miller history link below) even exist. Thus, presented here are the program/abstracts from 1967 to the present, 1967 being the year that the group was officially expanded to include applied scientists (State & Federal personnel performing the extension function as opposed to research.) There are no PDF files on page for the first five meetings: Jul. 14-16 1959 � Asheville, N.C.; Dec. 10-15, 1961 � Gulfport, Miss.; Jan. 22-23, 1963 � Univ. Ga., Athens, Ga.; Jun. 1964 � N.C. State Univ., Raleigh, NC; and, Aug. 31 � Sep. 1, 1965 � Univ. Ark., Fayetteville, Ark. 

I have created bookmarks, by author within sections as established in the index of each meeting, for the various year-files included. There are probably inconsistencies in this book marking and there are certainly typos remaining in them, but despite this the bookmarks should be useful in rapidly finding an abstract in a particular meeting program. Possibly of more use � I have �linked� the titles of papers in the meeting index to the abstract itself; click anywhere in the title and you should jump to the abstract. (Return to the indices via the bookmarks.) 

The programs are presented with all of their warts (some of the mimeographed programs present very broken type even when enhanced in Photoshop, and the spirit masters of the 1975 sessions are a special case of tough-to-read.)  And, I have introduced another � the slightly off vertical page. Every so often my scanner decided to miss-feed a page and the product was slightly skewed. While I have tried to replace these, I am sure that some have been missed. 

Hoping that this is useful to someone, sometime!

Paul A. Mistretta
December 27, 2005


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Meeting Site Date Notes Abstracts
Andalusia, AL January 14-16, 2014 Escambia Exp Forest Tour View Program
Charlottesville, VA July 24-27, 2012   View Program
Quincy, FL February 7-10, 2011   View Program
Greenville, SC June 29 - July 2, 2009   View Program
Savannah, GA January 2008 Business Meeting Minutes View Program
Davis, WV June 2006 Northeast and Southwide Joint Meeting View Program
Baton Rouge, LA January 2005 Business Meeting Minutes View Program
Asheville, NC June 2003 SWFDW Bylaws Updated View Program
Daytona Beach, FL January 2002   View Program
Shepherdstown, WV June 2000 Northeast and Southwide Joint Meeting View Program
Athens, GA January 1999   View Program
Crossnore, NC June 1997   View Program
Clemson, SC January 1996   View Program
Asheville, NC June 1994   View Program
Auburn, AL January 1993   View Program
Durham, NC June 1991   View Program
Charleston, SC January 1990   View Program
Alexandria, LA June 1988   View Program
Athens, GA January 1987   View Program
Wrightsville Beach, NC June 1985   View Program
Gulfport, MS January 1984   View Program
Blacksburg, VA June 1982   View Program
Gainesville, FL January 1981   View Program
Lexington, KY February 1978   View Program
Clemson, SC June 1979   View Program
Atlanta, GA June 1976   View Program
Long Beach, MS February 1975   View Program
Auburn, AL January 1973   View Program
Blacksburg, VA June 1971

Sing Along Lyrics

View Program
Gainesville, GA January 1970   View Program
Durham, NC June 1968   View Program
Clemson, SC January 1967  

View Program

Fayetteville, AR August 1965

Dr. Harry Powers'
Summary Letter

View Program

History of the Southwide Forest Disease Workshop 2004 - 2008

History of the Southwide Forest Disease Workshop 1999 - 2003

History of the Southwide Forest Disease Workshop 1959 - 1997


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