69th California Forest Pest Council Annual Meeting Online

Location : Webinar, link to be provided soon.


Date: November 18th & 19th – 1-4 PM each day


Registration: Free

Please register at the link provided so we can send you important information about the meeting – Registration Link


Agenda: Current draft agenda


California Forest Health 2020: From the Field, Straight to Your Living Room!

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

1:00 – 2:00 PM – Insect Committee Meeting

1:20        Insect diversity over 36 years at a protected Sierra Nevada site – Jay
Rosenheim, UC Davis

1:00        Mediterranean Oak Borer: new findings about the insect – Curtis

1:40        Nematodes in forest trees: what should we be exploring in CA?  –
Sharon Reed, Ontario Forest Research Institute

2:00 – 3:00 PM – Disease Committee Meeting

2:00        Mediterranean Oak Borer: new findings – Akif Eskalen, UC Davis

2:15        Ganoderma diversity in California – Albre Brown, California
Department of Food and Agriculture

2:25       The forest microbiome and forest health – Mee-Sook Kim, USDA
Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Corvallis

2:40        New observations of So Cal forest pathology – Charlie Barnes, USDA
Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Southern California
Shared Service Area

2:50        New observations of Nor Cal forest pathology – Ashley Hawkins,
USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Northern California
Shared Service Area

3:00 – 4:00 PM – Pesticide Laws and Regulations

4:00 PM Adjourn for the day

Thursday, November 19, 2020

1:00 – 2:00 PM – 2020 in Review

1:00        Statewide forest health monitoring 2020 – Jeff Moore/Kayanna Warren, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Monitoring

1:10        ISHB update – Randall Oliver, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources

1:20        Goldspotted oak borer and Sudden oak death updates – Kim Corella/Chris Lee, CALFIRE

1:30        Invasive weeds update and Maple leaf scorch update – Tom Smith, CALFIRE; Doug Johnson, California invasive plant council; Bill Woodruff, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Northeastern California Shared Service Area 

1:40        2020 California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Plant Disease Report – Suzanne
Latham and Cheryl Blomquist, CDFA

1:50        CFPC Business Meeting – Bob Rynearson, W.M. Beaty & Associates Inc.

2:00 – 3:00 PM – Panel: The status of true fir species in California

2:00        Coastal grand fir – Michael Jones, UC Cooperative Extension, Forestry Advisor, Mendocino, Lake
and Sonoma Counties

2:10        White and red fir in eastern California – Danny Cluck or Bill Woodruff, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Northeastern California Shared Service Area  

2:20        Subalpine, silver, and white and red fir in Northwest California – Michael Kauffman, Backcountry Press

2:30        Southern California true firs – Marc Meyer, USDA Forest Service, Region 5

2:40        Heterobasidion and fir engraver in true firs – Adrian Poloni, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

2:50        True fir responses to drought – Rosemary Sherriff or Lucy Kerhoulas, Humboldt State University

3:00 – 3:55 PM – Assorted Topics

3:00        A Compendium of 2020 Forest pest research – Susan Frankel, USDA Forest Service, Pacific
Southwest Research Station

3:15        A New Planting Palette for Sierra Meadows – Marian Vernon, Point Blue Conservation Science

3:30        Tree Smart Trade – Gary Lovett, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

3:55 – 4:00 PM – Wrap-up and Adjourn


Poster Session

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