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Longleaf Pine Establishment and Management

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

Date: Nov 03, 2015 08:30 AM to Nov 04, 2015 02:10 PM

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Purpose

Approximately 250,000 acres of former cropland, pastureland and hayfields 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 longleaf pine. The goal of this course is to provide information necessary to effectively establish and mangae 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 affect 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 .

Instructors

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

Dr. Dave Moorhead – Professor of Silviculture  UGA-WSF&NR

Cancellations
Notify Ingvar Elle at 706-583-0566 (ielle@warnell.uga.edu) by 5:00 p.m. Oct 22, 2015 if you wish to cancel and receive a refund.

Directions
For directions we suggest using googlemaps.com. You may also contact David Dickens 912-690-1678 or e-mail him at ddickens@uga.edu .

Special Needs
For special services or dietary considerations contact David Dickens at       
912-690-1678 or e-mail him at ddickens@uga.edu prior to October 15, 2015.

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

12.0 Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) hours- Category 1– (approved)
12.0 Continuing Logger Education hours - Environment - (approved)
3.0 GA Commercial Pesticide Applicator (Category 23/Forest) credits (approved) and 1.0 GA Private Applicator Credit (Category 10) (approved)

 


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If you have more questions or would like to register over the phone, please contact Ingvar Elle at 706-583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

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