Welcome to IOWA, for the 47th annual, North Central Forest Pest Workshop, September 14-17th, 1998
Forest Health Issues Where the Trees Meet the Prairie

NCFPW 1998 - participants
1998 NCFPW attendees at Eagle Point Park, Dubuque (field trip).
Registration Information
Steering Committee
Agenda
Highlights of the Meeting
Slide Contest Results
Poster Session

Registration Information
Registration (included field trip lunch and bus transport, and hog roast)
.... $125 Regular (includes meal package*)
$ 90 Student (includes meal package*)
$ 35 Student without meal package
$ 45 Single day (either Tuesday indoor session or Wednesday field trip)
*meal package=3 breakfasts (T, W, &Th), 2 lunches (T & Th), and 1 dinner (T) in addition to the field trip box lunch (W) and hog roast (W).
Location: Best Western Midway Motel, on the west side of Dubuque, Iowa, on Hwy. 20 (=Dodge Street). It features a well equipped conference center, ample parking, pleasant rooms, an indoor pool and whirlpool, a lounge, and a restaurant. Phone (319) 557-8000 or toll free (800) 336-4392. Special meeting rate was $45 ($40 for employees of State of Iowa).
Steering Committee
John Haanstad, State Entomologist, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
John Walkowiak, Iowa Department of Natural Resources-Forestry Division
Dr. E. "Woody" Hart, Iowa State University
Dr. H. "Sande" McNabb, Iowa State University
Linda Haugen, Forest Health Protection, USDA Forest Service
Dr. Tom Harrington, Iowa State University
Joel McMillin, Iowa State University
Dr. Mark Gleason, Iowa State University
Pete Rush, Forest Health Protection, USDA Forest Service
Agenda
Forest Health Issues Where the Trees Meet the Prairie
Monday, September 14th
1:00 - 8:00 p.m. Registration and Poster set-up
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Fungal Foray and Hexapod Hunt at the Mines of Spain State Recreation Area
6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Light supper and social (at motel)
Tuesday, September 15th - Indoor Session
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 - 8:30 Welcome & Introduction to Iowa's Forests - Mike Brandrup, Iowa DNR
Session on Environmental Impacts on Trees
.... 8:30 - 9:30 Keynote: Environmental Stress and Tree Response - Dr. Steve Pallardy, Univ. of Missouri
.... 9:30 - 10:10 Floods of 1993 and Continued Impacts - Dr. Tom Green, Western Illinois University
....10:10 - 10:30 Stress Relief and Climate Adaptation in Midwest Trees - Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University
10:30 -10:50 Break
Session on Short Rotation of woody crops
...10:50 - 11:20 Poplars: Genetic Selections - Dr. H. Sande McNabb, Iowa State Univ.
...11:20 - 11:50 Insects and Agroforestry - Dr. Mark Linit, Univ. of Missouri
...11:50 - 12:20 IPM Process: Cottonwood Leaf Beetle - Dr. E. Woody Hart, Iowa State Univ.
12:20 - 1:30 Lunch
Session on Urban Forest Health Issues
... 1:30 - 2:00 Ash Yellows in the Great Plains - Dr. Jim Walla, North Dakota State Univ.
... 2:00 - 2:30 Verticillium Wilt - Cindy Ash, American Phytopathological Society
... 2:30 - 3:00 Pine Wood Nematode - Dr. Mark Linit, University of Missouri
3:00 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 5:00 Round Table Discussion on Oak Wilt
Dr. Tom Harrington, Iowa State University
Dr. Jenny Juzwik, North Central Research Station
Dr. H. Sande McNabb, Iowa State University
6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Dinner, Ice Cream Social, and Slide Contest
Wednesday, September 16th - Field Trip
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 - 8:15 Load buses
8:30 - 10:50 Dubuque sites: Arboretum (Marshall Park) -- Deer Damage (Jim Schwarz); Ash Yellows? (Tom Harrington); Eagle Point City Park -- Storm Damage (Steve Pregler); Coffee Break (Riverfront Pavilion)
10:50 - 12:00 Drive to Backbone State Park
12:00 - 1:45 Backbone State Park: Lunch (at shelter); Butternut Canker (Mike Ostry); Oak Wilt in Woodlands (John Walkowiak)
1:45 - 2:00 Drive to Dundee
2:00 - 2:30 Dundee -- Gypsy Moth (John Haanstad)
2:30 - 3:10 Drive to Dyersville
3:10 - 3:40 Field of Dreams and coffee break
3:40 - 4:00 Drive to New Melleray Abbey
4:00 - 5:00 New Mellaray Abbey woodlands -- Ash yellows and Ash Bacterial Dieback (Tom Harrington and Chris Feeley)
5:15 p.m. Buses return to motel
6:00 p.m. Bus (short trip, <10 miles) to Mines of Spain State Recreation Area for Hog Roast
9:00 Bus returns to motel
Thursday September 17th-Indoor Session
8:00 Gypsy Moth Parasite Releases and Recoveries in Minnesota -- John Luhman, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Biocontrol Lab, MN
8:20 Quaking aspen genotype, resource availability and their interaction: Consequences for the gypsy moth and the evolution of defense in quaking aspen -- Tod Osier, Department of Entomology, University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI
8:40 Pine Shoot Beetle: Research, Surveys, and Quarantine Issues -- Therese Poland, NCFES, USDA Forest Service, East Lansing, MI
9:00 Factors influencing host selection behavior of Ips pini -- Kimberly Wallin and Ken Raffa, Department of Entomology, University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI
9:20 Asian Long-Horned Beetle—Update on it’s discovery in Chicago -- Dennis Haugen, S&PF, USDA Forest Service, St. Paul, MN
9:35 Research Update on the Asian Longhorned Beetle -- Bob Haack, NCFES, USDA Forest Service, East Lansing, MI
9:50 Questions and Discussion on Asian Longhorned Beetle -- Bob Haack and Dennis Haugen
10:05 Break
10:30 Riparian Areas and Buffer Strips in Iowa -- Steve Jungst, Department of Forestry, Iowa State University
11:00 State and Provincial Reports and Updates: Highlights of forest health activities and issues, given by a representative from each State and Province: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ontario, Manitoba, others…
12:00 Dismiss, lunch provided on site
Highlights of the Meeting:
bullet point Everyone got a Cup and Hat
bullet point The Field Trip - A lovely autumn day filled with scenery, good company, and forest pestilence. What more could you want? We even stopped by the Field of Dreams movie site in Dyersville, Iowa.
bullet point The Hog Roast - An Iowa hog roast roasted to perfection, and served by Mike Brandrup and Denny Michel of the Iowa DNR.
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Slide Contest Results
Poster Session
Butternut Canker in Ontario. Chuck Davis, Natural Resources Canada.
Effects of Eliciting Treatments and Genotypic Variation on Induced Resistance in Populus: Impacts on Gypsy Moth Development and Feeding Behavior. Nathan P. Havill and Kenneth F. Raffa; Department of Entomology, University of Wisconsin—Madison.
The Response of Ips pini and its major predators to various lures and monoterpenes in Wisconsin red pine stands. Nadir Erbilgin; Department of Entomology, University of Wisconsin—Madison.
Another DAPI+ Organism that Causes Severe Dieback in Ash. Christopher Feeley; Department of Forestry, Iowa State University.
Propagation of Butternut (Juglans cinerea L.) by Cuttings. Paula M. Pijut and Melanie J. Barker, North Central Research Station, USDA Forest Service, St. Paul, MN.
The Septoria/Populus Pathosystem: Disease Resistance Screening and Pathogen Characterization. Kathy Ward; North Central Research Station, USDA Forest Service, St. Paul, MN.
Detection of Ceratocystis fagacearum on nitidulid beetles using 2x-nested PCR. J. Steimel1, T.C. Harrington1, and J Juzwik2; 1) Department of Plant Pathology, Iowa State University, and 2) USDA Forest Service, St. Paul, MN.
Bark Beetle and Predator Monitoring and Trap-out Strategies: A Pheromonal Chess Game. B.H. Aukema and K.F. Raffa; Department of Entomology, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Cottonwood leaf beetle in plantation Populus: Toward integrated pest management. David R. Coyle; Department of Entomology, Iowa State University.
Looking for Butternut Trees Resistant to Butternut Canker. Earline Holmes; USDA Forest Service, St. Paul, MN.
Overland Transmission of the Oak Wilt Fungus Ceratocystis fagacearum. Tom Skalbeck; Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota.
The Relationship Between Temperature and Oak Wilt Spore Mat Production. Paul Castillo; USDA Forest Service, St. Paul, MN.
Possible Biocontrol for the Oak Wilt Fungus, Ceratocystis fagacearum. Marc Neuman; USDA Forest Service, St. Paul, MN.
The Texas Oak Wilt Suppression Project. Eugene Gehring, Texas Forest Service.
Iowa Gypsy Moth Program. John Haanstad; Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.
North Central Forest Health Specialists – Regional Cooperation to Protect Local Resources. St. Paul Field Office of the USDA Forest Service, and North Central Forest Health Supervisors.
Interagency Oak Wilt Working Group display. Dwight Scarbrough1 and Richard Hauer2; 1)MN Department of Natural Resources, and 2)MN Department of Agriculture.
Disease Risk to Uneven-Aged Red Pine. M.E. Ostry1, L.M. Haugen2, and J.G. O’Brien2; 1)North Central Research Station, USDA Forest Service, St. Paul, MN. 2)Northeastern Area, USDA Forest Service, St. Paul, MN.
Asian Longhorned Beetle in Chicago. Dennis Haugen, Northeastern Area, USDA Forest Service, St. Paul, MN.

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