North Central Forest Pest Workshop
September 22-25, 2003

Monday, September 22

2:00-6:00 On-Site Registration

3:00 Fungal Foray - Gather at the Forestry Center

5:30 Informal Social at the Forestry Center - Build-Your-own-Sandwich

Tuesday, September 23

7:00-7:45 Breakfast - Forestry Center Dining Hall

8:00-8:15 Welcome, Mike Carroll, Director, Division of Forestry, MN DNR

8:15-11:15 Bark Beetles in the Great Lakes Region (Moderator - Steven Seybold, US Forest Service Research)
  • "Impact of drought and bark beetles on red pine forests of the Anoka Plain (Anoka Co., Minnesota)", Bruce Ayres, Great Lakes Institute of Pine Ecosystem Research, Colfax, WI; and Matt Ayres, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  • "Exotic scolytids: The list keeps growing", Robert Haack, USDA Forest Service, North Central Research Station, East Lansing, MI
9:30-10:00 Break
  • "Can we predict how anticipated global warming will affect bark beetle impacts on North American Forests", Ken Raffa, UW, Madison, WI
  • "An overview of recent field studies with Dendroctonus spp. in Minnesota", Steve Seybold, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Davis, CA
  • "Interruption of bark beetle responses to pheromone-baited traps in Michigan's Upper Pensinsula", Andrew Storer, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
11:15-12:15 Graduate Student Session (Moderator - Jason Smith, University of Minnesota)
  • "Biology and host range of an invasive root feeding weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) complex affecting northern hardwood forests", Renee Pinski, UW-Madison
  • "Assessing jack pine budworm defoliation, jack pine mortality & volume loss in northern Michigan and Wisconsin: modifying a current decision support system", Andrew Klein, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • "Investigations of white pine blister rust resistance in eastern white pine and Ribes germplasm in Minnesota", Jason Smith, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
12:15 Lunch - At the Forestry Center

1:00-2:00 Walking Tour of the Forestry Center and Group Photo

2:00-5:00 Oak Forest Health Updates (Moderator Jenifer Juzwik, US Forest Service Research)
  • "Urbanization impacts on oak forests", Kathy Kromroy and Jennifer Juzwik, USDA Forest Service, St. Paul, MN
  • "Oak wilt in Minnesota: Distribution and program assessment", Susan Burks, Minnesota DNR
3:15-3:45 Break
  • "Geo-statistical modeling of oak wilt in Anoka county, Minnesota", Marla Downing, USDA Forest Service, Fort Collins, CO
  • "Mark Twain National Forest oak decline re-measurements: Preliminary results", Keith Moser, USDA Forest Service, St. Paul, MN
  • "Weather and Entomophaga success in the North Central Region", Nate Siegert, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • "Twolined chestnut borer in the North Central Region", Bob Haack, USDA Forest Service, East Lansing, MI
5:00 Adjourn

6:00 Evening Meal - Forestry Center Dining Hall

Wednesday, September 24

7:00-7:45 Breakfast - Forestry Center Dining Hall

8:00 Board Buses for Field Tour (Tour coordinator, Mike Albers, MN DNR)Log cabin manufacturing and importation of logs into MN
Problems with maples in the urban setting
Importation of invasive species into the Duluth harbor

Box Lunch -- provided as part of the meal package

Spruce bark beetles
Black spruce management and dwarf mistletoe impacts
Pine management

5:00 Return to Forestry Center

6:00 Steak Fry -- at the Forestry Center

7:00 "Trials and tribulations of paddling against the current" Ron Severs, Cloquet Forestry Center

Thursday, September 25

7:00-7:45 Breakfast - Forestry Center Dining Hall

8:00-11:15 Exotics and Invasive Species -- Updates (Moderator -- Sue Cohen USDA APHIS)
  • "Invasives in Minnesota", Peter Dziuk, Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture
  • "Great Lakes invasives", Jeff Gunderson, University of MN Sea Grant Program
  • "National sudden oak death survey", Sue Cohen, USDA APHIS & Forest Service
  • "Research findings on emerald ash borer", Deborah McCullough, Michigan State University
10:00-10:15 Break
  • "Managing emerald ash borer", Gary King, Michigan Dept. of Agriculture
  • "Update on the Exotic Forest Pest Information System", Sue Cohen, USDA APHIS and Forest Service
11:15-12:00 "West Nile Virus, Lyme Disease and More - Vectorborne Diseases in Minnesota", Kirk Smith, MN Dept of Health

12:00 Adjourn (No lunch provided)