Southern Hardwood Research Group annual meeting Feb. 19

The 62nd Southern Hardwood Forest Research Group annual meeting will be held Feb. 19 at the Capps Entrepreneurial Center, Delta Branch Experiment Station in Stoneville, Miss. The meeting will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Forest Service research in Stoneville.

The program starts at 8 a.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with coffee and donuts available. A $25 registration fee will cover meeting handouts, refreshments, a catered lunch, and Continuing Forestry Education Credits. Checks should be made out to Delta Research Foundation.

The program will focus on the emerald ash borer. Presentations about the emerald ash borer will be made by Dennis Haugen, entomologist with USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry in St. Paul, Minn., and Chandler Barton, a forest health specialist with the Arkansas Forestry Commission in Little Rock.

Four scientists with the Center for Bottomland Hardwoods Research will report on their current research projects. The morning program will conclude with a celebration and recognition of the research Unit’s 75 year history.

Following a lunch catered on-site, Chip Morgan, executive vice president of the Delta Council, will give a status report on congressional support for hardwood research. Dr. Rob Doudrick, director of the Southern Research Station, will share his perspective on the importance of bottomland hardwoods and related stream research conducted by the Center. The meeting will conclude with a summary of the latest research accomplishments at the Center presented by the project leader, Dr. Ted Leininger.

Approval is being sought for Continuing Forestry Education credits of 5.0 Contact Hours in Category 1-CF. Copies of the CFE contact hour notice will be available at the registration desk, as will a signup sheet for those wanting to receive credit for this meeting.

The fifth annual Dr. John Adams Graduate Student Poster Competition is open to any currently enrolled undergraduate, M.S., or Ph.D. student working on original research that investigates some aspect of southern hardwood forestry. Competition guidelines and an entry form are available at: www.deltacouncil.net/southern-hardwoods.html. Submissions must be received by 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 9. There is a limit of one entry per student.

For more information, contact Penny Byler at [email protected] or (662) 686-3154 or Brenda Marshall at (662) 686-3152.

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