2005 SOUTHWIDE FOREST DISEASE WORKSHOP

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

January 10-13, 2005

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It’s that time again! The Southwide Forest Disease Workshop for 2005 is scheduled for January 10-13, on the Campus of LSU in Baton Rouge, LA. We’re working on what promises to be a very informative and enjoyable workshop that will include research abstracts, a paper sessions, a trip to the Atchafalaya Swamp, a River Boat Cruise, graduate student competition, slide contest and paper awards. Dr. Michael J. Wingfield, University of Pretoria, South Africa, is going to be the keynote speaker.

Paper and poster sessions will be held at the Life Science Annex on LSU Campus; classes will not be in session. Hotel accommodations will be on campus at the Lod and Carole Cook Conference Center.

Please utilize the following information for the meeting.  Please note and adhere to all the deadlines. If you have questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact Nolan Hess at 318.473.7287 or E-mail Nolan Hess 

Download Registration Documents in a Microsoft Word  file.

Check out the Baton Rouge Visitors Web Site to see what the area has to offer.


Hotel Accommodations
December 20, 2004

The meeting will be held at the Lod and Carole Cook Conference Center and Hotel is located on the LSU Campus.  Standard king/double rate is $75.  A block of 50 rooms have been set aside for the meeting so be sure to identify yourself with the 2005 Southwide Forest Disease Workshop.  The block of rooms at the Cook Conference Center being held has a cut-off date of December 20, 2004, so please make your room reservations by that date.  

They can be reached at:  

Cook Conference Center & Hotel
3848 West Lakeshore Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808
Phone: 225.383.2665
Fax:   225.383.4200
E-mail: Jenny Rozas
 
Hotel Web Site
Directions to Conference Center

 


 Schedule of Events

Monday, January 10, 2005

Cook Conference Center and Hotel

TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

1800 -- 2100

Registration

Cook Conference Room

1800 -- 2100

Reception -- cash bar & hors d�oeuvres

Cook Conference Room

Evening

Dinner on your own

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Life Sciences Building Annex, LSU Campus

TIME

TOPIC/EVENT

SPEAKER/lOCATION

0700 -- 0755

Registration, Poster Posting

Auditorium Lobby

0800 -- 0815

Welcome and housekeeping announcements

Nolan Hess, USDA Forest Service, FHP, Pineville, LA

MODERATOR � Dr. John Paul Jones, Louisiana State University

0815 -- 0830

Welcome to LSU and Louisiana

Univ. Representative, Louisiana State University

0830 -- 0835

Introduction to Keynote Speaker

Dr. Lori Eckhardt, Louisiana State University

0835 -- 0935

Leptographium Species: Tree Pathogens, Bark Beetle Associates and Agents of Blue Stain

Dr. Michael J. Wingfield, University of Pretoria, South Africa

0935 -- 1005

Coffee Break & Poster Viewing

Auditorium Lobby

1005 -- 1025

Monitoring Leptographium Species and Pine Decline in the Western Zone of the Southern Region

Nolan Hess, USDA Forest Service, FHP, Pineville, LA

1025 -- 1045

Leptographium Species and Southern Pine Decline

Dr. Lori Eckhardt, Louisiana State University

STUDENT PAPERS (papers continue Wednesday morning)

1045 -- 1105

Assessment of Loblolly Pine Decline Risk Mapping System on Fort Benning Military Installation, Georgia

Roger Menard, Louisiana State University and USDA Forest Service, FHP, Pineville, LA

1105 -- 1145

Change clothes, assemble survival gear

 

1145 -- 1730

Swamp Tour 

    Vans depart from Lod Cook Hotel at 1145;

               Swamp lunch at landing, $10.95;

               Tour from 1400 � 1630; return.          

Evening

Dinner on your own

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Life Sciences Building Annex, LSU Campus

TIME

TOPIC/EVENT

SPEAKER/LOCATION

MODERATOR � Ron Kertz, USDA Forest Service, FHP, Pineville, LA

STUDENT PAPERS (continued from Tuesday)

0830 -- 0850

Forested Wetland Decline and Restoration Potential in Southeast Louisiana

Rebecca Souther Effler, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

0850 -- 0910

Endophyte-Mediated Resistance in Pinus monticola Against White Pine Blister Rust

Rebecca Ganley, University of Idaho and Forest Research New Zealand

BACK TO REGULAR STUFF

0910 -- 0930

Examining Research Parameters and Environmental Risk for Phytophthora ramorum Spread and Establishment

Dr. Pauline Spaine, USDA Forest Service, SRS, Athens, GA

0930 -- 0950

Phytophthora ramorum Detection Surveys for U.S. Forests

Steve Oak, USDA Forest Service, FHP, Asheville, NC

0950 -- 1010

Survey for Beech Bark Disease in North Carolina: Implications for Tree- and Stand-Level Structure of Beech Stands

William Jones, USDA Forest Service, FHP, Asheville, NC

1010 -- 1040

Coffee Break & Poster Viewing

Auditorium Lobby

1040 -- 1100

An Assessment of Fusiform Rust and Selected Non-Native Invasive Pest Plants in Longleaf and Slash Pine Plantations Established with Florida Division of Forestry Seedlings

Dr. Ed Barnard, Florida Division of Forestry, Gainesville, FL

1100 -- 1120

Suitability of Loblolly Pine and Other Selected Crops as Hosts for the Stunt Nematode, Tylenchorhynchus ewingi

Michelle Cram, USDA Forest Service, FHP, Athens, GA

1120 -- 1140

Inoculation of Longleaf Seed with Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria and the Effect of Bacterial �Inoculation� Time on Germination and Damping-Off

Dr. Scott Enebak, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

1140 -- 1200

Longleaf Seed Efficiency Varies by Orchard for a Single Half-Sib Family

Dr. Bill Carey, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

1200 -- 1300

Lunch on your own

 

TIME

TOPIC/EVENT

SPEAKER/LOCATION

 

MODERATOR � Bill Jones, USDA Forest Service, FHP, Asheville, NC

1300 -- 1320

Juxtaposition of Pines and Poultry: A Growing Problem for Both

Dr. Ed Barnard, Florida Division of Forestry, Gainesville, FL

1320 -- 1340

A Discussion of Recent and Unusual Cases of Pitch Canker Disease in Mississippi and Louisiana

James Meeker and Wood Johnson, USDA Forest Service, FHP, Pineville, LA

1340 -- 1400

The Effects of Prophylactic Applications of Captan� and Number of Crops Since Fumigation on Slash Pine Production: Evaluating Pest Control Practices Within an IPM Program

Dr. Scott Enebak, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

1400 -- 1420

Effects of Fungicide and Fumigation on Rhizoctonia Foliage Blight of Loblolly

Dr. Bill Carey, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

1420 -- 1450

Coffee Break & Poster Viewing

Auditorium Lobby

1450 -- 1520

Overview of the Federal Phytophthora ramorum Quarantine

Steve Oak, USDA Forest Service, FHP, Asheville, NC

1520 -- 1540

Regulation or Reality? Phytophthora ramorum on Long Island, NY�2004

Steve Oak, USDA Forest Service, FHP, Asheville, NC

 

1700 -- 2300

Riverboat Dinner Cruise and Awards

  Board bus at

    Lod Cook Hotel

      at 1700 hours.

 

         

 Thursday, January 13, 2005

Life Sciences Building Annex, LSU Campus

TIME

TOPIC/EVENT

SPEAKER/LOCATION

MODERATOR � Roger Menard, LSU and USDA Forest Service, FHP, Pineville, LA

0830 -- 0850

Ball Moss and Algae

Dr. Gordon Holcomb, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

0850 -- 0910

Introduction to the International Tree Failure Database�A Systematic Approach to Monitor Why Trees Fall Down

William Jones, USDA Forest Service, FHP, Asheville, NC

0910 -- 0925

Change in Tree Condition Over 5 Years During a Severe Occurrence of Oak Decline on the Ozark National Forest, Arkansas

Dale Starkey, USDA Forest Service, FHP, Pineville, LA

0925 -- 1030

Slide Contest

Dr. John Paul Jones, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

1030 -- 1130

SWFDW Business Meeting

Nolan Hess, USDA Forest Service, FHP, Pineville, LA


REGISTRATION

Professional = $125 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Late (after October 1, 2004) = $145
Student = $75 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Late (after October 1, 2004) = $85
Mini-Registration (through Tuesday of Meeting) = $60

RETURN COMPLETED REGISTRATION FORM AND FEE TO:

Dale A. Starkey
USDA Forest Service
2500 Shreveport Hwy
Pineville, LA 71360

Make checks payable to:  Southwide Forest Disease Workshop

Download Registration Documents in a Microsoft Word  file.

For those who need a Tax ID Number: 75-3111547.

NOTE: You can register on-site at the meeting, but for planning purposes, we�d like to know ASAP that you are attending.


 PROJECT REVIEWS
Deadline December 1, 2004

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 100 clean copies of your review to be received no later than December 1, 2004 to:

Dale A. Starkey
USDA Forest Service
2500 Shreveport Hwy
Pineville, LA 71360

Please use the following heading and format:

 

Southwide Forest Disease Workshop

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

January 10-13, 2005

PROJECT REVIEW

UNIT/INSTITUTION

Address

Project Title

Project Staff

Summary

 


ABSTRACTS FOR PAPER PRESENTATION
Deadline December 1, 2004

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 2004) 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 100 clean copies of your abstract no later than December 1, 2004 to:

Dale A. Starkey
USDA Forest Service
2500 Shreveport Hwy
Pineville, LA 71360

Please use the following heading and format: 1

 

TITLE

AUTHOR (S)

INSTITUTION (S)

ADDRESS

 

Southwide Forest Disease Workshop

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

January 10-13, 2005

 

1 Student Papers for Competition should be so noted.


 ABSTRACTS FOR POSTER SESSION

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.   Posters should fit on a 4' x 8' poster board which will be provided.   Authors will be responsible for posting and removing their display.

Mail poster abstracts to be received no later than December 1, 2004 to: 

Dale A. Starkey
USDA Forest Service
2500 Shreveport Hwy
Pineville, LA 71360

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

 

TITLE

AUTHOR (S)

INSTITUTION (S)

ADDRESS

 

Southwide Forest Disease Workshop

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

January 10-13, 2005

 


AWARDS

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 2003 through January 2005, 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 October 1, 2004. Mail reprints to:

Scott Enebak
Auburn University
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
108 M. White Smith Hall
Auburn AL 36849


Ballots and Reprints will be Available HERE after October 10, 2004

Forest Pathology Slide 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 Pathologist’s Achievement Award:

This award is conferred on individual’s who, over a sustained period of time or through particularly noteworthy accomplishments, have made an outstanding contribution 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 contributions of the nominee, and 2) a list of at least ten supporting signatures from the SWFDW Membership. Individuals will be selected for this prestigious award by unanimous agreement of the Achievement Award Committee. It remains the prerogative of the Achievement Award Committee to make no award or more than one award in any given year. The Achievement Award Committee consists of all living past award recipients and one member of the SWFDW Steering Committee E. B. Cowling, D. H. Powers, G. Snow, W. J. Stambaugh, E. G. Kuhlman, C. E. Cordell, W. Kelley, R. A Schmidt and T. Miller.

Nominations and supporting documentation should be forwarded no later than November 1, 2004 to:

Dr. John Paul Jones
Dept Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology
302 Life Sciences Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803


Steering Committee Members:

Nolan Hess - Co-Chair & FHP Representative; USDA, Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Pineville
John Paul Jones - Co-Chair and University Representative; Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Scott Enebak -  Web Master; Auburn University, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn, AL
Don Rogers - State Representative; North Carolina Division of Forestry, Raleigh, NC
Scott Cameron -  Industry Representative: International Paper, Savannah, GA
Dale Starkey - Secretary: USDA, Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Pineville, LA
Steve Fraedrich - FS Representative; USDA, Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Athens, GA
Steve Oak - Treasurer; USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Asheville, NC
Michelle Cram - Historian; USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Athens, GA

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