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NOWS: CONFERENCE Schedule

Date: Monday, June 4, 2007
Location: Hilton Hotel, Austin, TX

7:00 – 9:00 pm • Mixer and Registration

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Location: Hilton Hotel, Austin, TX

7:00 – 8:15 am • Registration – Continental Breakfast

8:15 – 8:30am • 2nd Nows Overview and Meeting Logistics: Russell Peters, Arboricultural Services

8:30– 8:45 am • Welcome to Texas: James B. Hull, Texas State Forester

Moderator: Gene Gehring, Urban Renewal, Inc.

8:45– 9:20 am • An Overview of Quercus: Classification and Phylogenetics, with Comments on Differences in Wood Anatomy: Dr. Kevin C. Nixon, Cornell University

9:20 – 10:00 am • The Genus Ceratocystis and Where the Oak Wilt Fungus Fits: Dr. Thomas C. Harrington, Iowa State University

10:00– 10:30 am • Break

10:30 – 11:00 am • Oak Wilt Biology, Impact, and Host/Pathogen Relationships: A Texas Perspective: Dr. David N. Appel, Texas A&M University

11:00 – 11:30 am • The Spread of Ceratocystis fagacearum in Midwestern and Mid-Atlantic States: Dr. Jennifer Juzwik, USDA Forest Service, North Central Research Station

11:30 – 12:00 pm • Modeling oak wilt: Dr. Marla C. Downing, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team

12:00 – 1:00 pm • Lunch

Moderator: Russell Peters, Arboricultural Services

1:00 – 1:30 pm • Oak Wilt Research at Fort Hood : Controlling Oak Wilt at a Landscape Scale: Dr. Thomas A. Greene, The Nature Conservancy of Texas

1:30 – 2:00 pm • Oak Wilt Research at Fort Hood, Texas and the Impact of Oak Wilt on an Endangered Species: Kim Camilli, University of Nevada

2:00 - 2:30 pm • Beetle Trapping in Texas and Missouri to Examine Above Ground Transmission of Oak Wilt Across a Region: Maya Hayslet, USDA Forest Service, North Central Research Station

2:30 - 3:00 pm • Wounds as Oak Wilt Infection Courts: Dr. Todd Watson, Texas A&M University

3:00– 3:30 pm • Break

3:30 - 4:00 pm • A Hypovirulent Strain of the Oak Wilt Fungus: Dr. Dennis Fulbright, Michigan State University

4:00 - 4:30 pm • The Potential for Using Trench Inserts for Oak Wilt Management: Dr. Dan Wilson, USDA Forest Service, Southern Hardwoods Laboratory

4:30 – 5:00 pm • Panel Discussion

6:30 – 10:00 pm • Texas-style Social Event

Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2007

7:00 – 8:00 am • Continental breakfast

8:00 am – 5:00 pm • Choice of One Field Trip

No. 1. – Urban oak wilt impact and control activities in and around Austin

No. 2 – Oak wilt impact and management in rural Texas (Fort Hood)

Dinner on own
Date: Thursday, June 7, 2007
Location: Hilton Hotel, Austin, TX

7:00 – 8:30 am • Continental Breakfast

Moderator: Jim Houser, Texas Forest Service

8:30 - 9:00 am • Regional Oak Wilt Impact Reports

Oak Wilt in the Appalachians: Dr. William L. MacDonald, West Virginia University

Oak Wilt in North Central Region: To be determined

Oak Wilt in Texas: Jim Rooni, Texas Forest Service

9:00 - 9:30 am • Injection, Infusion and Systemic Movement in Trees: Dr. Terry A. Tatter, University of Massachusetts

9:30 - 10:00 am • Effective Longevity of Propiconazole in Quercus rubra: Kelly Peacock, Michigan State University

10:00 - 10:30 am • Break

10:30– 11:00 am • Studies on the Potential for Developing an Oak Wilt Resistant Live Oak. Speaker: Dr. Mike Gray, Texas A&M University

11:00 - 11:30 am • Oak Wilt Management: A Neighborhood Perspective: Nathanial Chapin, Travis Heights Neighborhood Association, Austin

11:30– 12:00 noon • Panel Discussion

12:00 – 1:00 pm • Lunch

Moderator: Robert Edmonson, Texas Forest Service

1:00 – 1:30 pm • Texas Cooperative Oak Wilt Suppression Project: Lessons learned in the first 20 years: Dr. Ronald F. Billings, Texas Forest Service

1:30 – 2:00 pm • USDA Forest Service Perspective on Oak Wilt Suppression: Dale A. Starkey, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection

2:00– 2:30 pm • Other Threats to Oaks - Sudden Oak Death: Dr. Matteo Garbelotto, University of California

2:30 – 3:00 pm • Other Threats to Oaks - Bacterial Leaf Scorch: Dr. Edward L. Barnard, Florida Division of Forestry

3:00 - 3:30 pm • Panel Discussion

3:30 - 3:45 pm • Wrap Up and Adjourn: Dr. David Appel, Texas A&M University

   
 
     

 


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