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Continuing Education at the Warnell School

Longleaf Pine Establishment and Management - Statesboro

Bulloch County Ag Center – Conference Room, 151 Langston Chapel Rd, Statesboro, GA

Date: Nov 05, 2013 08:30 AM to Nov 06, 2013 01:40 PM


Brochure with Agenda and Mail-in Registration Form



Approximately 210,000 acres of former cropland, pastureland and hay fields have been planted to Longleaf pine in Georgia since 1999. A number of cut-over tracts have also been planted to Longleaf pine in recent years in Georgia and the southeastern US. There have been challenges with Longleaf pine establishment, especially on old-field sites.

This workshop will address the various aspects of establishing Longleaf pine from site preparation, seedling quality, the planting phase (timing, planting depth, interval between Imazapyr and planting), post-plant herbaceous weed control. The workshop will also address Longleaf management with the use of prescribe burning and fertilization. We will also address estimated Longleaf pine growth rates on old-field sites through the early 20’s years, pine straw yields as well as Longleaf pine growth rates and pine straw yields on poorer sites, and economics of growing Longleafpine.

The goal of this course is to provide information necessary to effectively establish and mange Longleaf pine stands with an emphasis on seedling survival and reasonable stand growth.

Participants will:

  • Learn about Longleaf pine establishment factors and ways to maximize survival and early growth. 
  • Review cut-over and old-field Longleaf pine wood and pine straw studies.
  • Learn how the effects of various herbicides and timing effect longleaf pine survival and early growth.
  • Learn about prescribe burning and the effects on survival and growth.
  • Learn about the effects of fertilization on wood growth and pine straw yields on  cut-over and old-field sites.
  • Discuss the economics of growing Longleaf pine on old-field and low fertility cut-over sites.

How One Will Benefit

Upon completion of this course, a forest landowner or land manager will be able to make effective silvicultural and economical management decisions on managing Longleaf stands.

Who Should Attend?

Foresters, land managers, forest landowners, and others interested in effectively managing their Longleaf pine stands with an emphasis on early survival and growth.


Dr. David Dickens – Professor of Forest Productivity UGA-WSF&NR
Dr. Dave Moorhead – Professor of Silviculture  UGA-WSF&NR


For directions we suggest using to find "151 Langston Chapel Rd, Statesboro, GA." You may also contact David Dickens 912-690-1678 or e-mail him at .

Special Needs

For special services or dietary considerations contact David Dickens at 912-690-1678 or e-mail him at prior to October 15, 2013.


Notify Ingvar Elle at 706-583-0566 ( by 5:00 p.m. Oct 22, 2013  to receive a refund.

Hotels in the Area Include

Baymont Hotel (912-489-7368), Holiday Inn (912-489-4545), Hampton Inn (912-681-7700), LaQuita Inn (912-871-2525), Quality Inn (912-489-3995)

Continuing Education Credits

  • 12 Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) hours- Category 1 (approved)
  • 12 Continuing Logger Education hours - Environment (approved)
  • Pesticide Applicator Credits: Georgia  4 hrs Cat 21; 4 hrs Cat 23 Commercial; 2 hrs Cat 10 Private (approved)


Course Instructor(s)

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If you have any questions please contact James T. Johnson at 706-308-6396 or

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