Current Topics in Forest Health 2020 - Virtual

Current Topics in Forest Health 2020 - Virtual
Due to COVID concerns, we are offering the program this year as two, 3-hour Zoom sessions on Friday mornings.

Friday, December 11, 2020

8:55 am Welcome

9:00 am Larch Top Kill by Cydia Moth Larvae: Erika Eidson, IDL

9:30 am Preliminary Results of Competition Threshold Studies for the Inland NW: Andrew Nelson, UI

10:30 am History, Current Status, and Future of Breeding Blister Rust Resistance into Inland Western White Pine: Mary Frances, Mahalovich, Regional Geneticist, Northern, Rocky Mountain, Southwestern and Intermountain Regions, USFS

11:30 am Larch Needle Diseases: Dan Miller, IDL (contracted)

12:00 pm Close

Friday, December 18, 2020

8:55 am Welcome

9:00 am Watching for Climate Weirding with Forest Insects: Stephen Cook, UI

9:40 am Vole and Gopher Management: Danielle Gunn and Ronda Hirnyck, UI

10:40 am Designing Strategies for Invasive Plant Management: Tim Prather, UI

11:20 am Operationalizing UAVs for Surveying and Artificial Regeneration Practicess: Matthew M. Aghai, DroneSeed Co.

12:00 pm Close

Current Topics in Forest Health will be held virtually through Zoom on Friday, December 11 and Friday, December 18, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. There is no registration fee for this event, however, you must register by December 4, 2020. When you register, you will receive an email confirmation with the Zoom link for both sessions.

For registration questions, contact Audra Cochran at For program questions, contact Chris Schnepf at

Society of American Foresters continuing forestry education credits: 3 hours, Category 1 (per each session)

Idaho Pro-Logger: 3 credits (per each session)

Idaho Dept. of Agriculture pesticide recertification: 3 credits (per each session) - to receive credit, enter your Pesticide License number at checkout.