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CFPC 2020 Annual Meeting Power Point Presentations

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

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

Moderator: Michael Jones, University of California Cooperative Extension Mendocino/Lake/Sonoma

1:00        Mediterranean Oak Borer (MOB): distribution, hosts, symptoms of attack, and life history as an invasive – Curtis Ewing, CALFIRE

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

1:40        Working with nematodes to understand beech leaf disease– Sharon Reed, Ontario Forest Research Institute


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

Moderator: Tom Smith, Cal Fire

2:00        Research update on Mediterranean Oak Borer in California – Akif Eskalen, UC Davis

2:10        Ganoderma diversity in California – Daisy Hernandez, UC Davis

2:20       The forest microbiome and forest health – Mee-Sook Kim, USDA Forest Service, Pacific
Northwest Research Station

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

Moderator: Kim Corella, Cal Fire

3:00        Relative toxicity of herbicides and a comparison with mowing – Rick Miller, Corteva Agriscience

3:30        Pre-emergent herbicides and invasive plants– Stacey Clark, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection

4:00 PM Adjourn for the day


Thursday, November 19, 2020

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1:00 – 2:00 PM – 2020 in Review

Moderator: Bob Rynearson, W.M. Beaty and Associates

1:00       Statewide forest health monitoring 2020 – Beverly Bulaon, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, South Sierra Shared Service Area

1:05        Update: Invasive shot hole borers-Fusarium dieback – Randall Oliver, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources

1:15        Goldspotted oak borer and Sudden oak death updates – Kim Corella/Chris Lee, CALFIRE

1:25        Invasive weeds update – Tom Smith, CALFIRE/Doug Johnson, California Invasive Plant Council

1:35       Maple leaf scorch update – 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/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

Moderator: Chris Lee, Cal Fire

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 /Bill Woodruff, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Northeastern California Shared Service Area  

2:20        Rare firs of the Klamath Mountains– Michael Kauffman, California Native Plant Society Vegetation Program

2:30        Do forest restoration treatments mediate drought-induced mortality in true firs in the Sierra Nevada?– Marc Meyer, USDA Forest Service, Region 5

2:40        An evaluation of Heterobasidion control and long-term monitoring/management in mixed conifer forests of California – Adrian Poloni, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

2:50        Post-drought demographics of select true fir species in northern California– Sophia Lemmo, Humboldt State University


3:00 – 3:55 PM – Assorted Topics

Moderator: Scott Carnegie, W.M. Beaty and Associates

3:00        Alameda County acacia die-off: an update and 2020 California forest health research highlights – 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        Preventing new forest pest invasions with Tree-Smart Trade– Gary Lovett, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

3:55 – 4:00 PM – Wrap-up and Adjourn

Virtual Poster Session 

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