19 – 22 September, 2005
Radisson Hotel, La Crosse , WI


Monday, September 19
2:00 PM Fungal Foray at largest stand of American Chestnut in U.S. (Meet @ hotel; 3:00 @ site) Tom Volk, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
6:00 PM Reception ( Mississippi Suite)  


Tuesday, September 20
8:00 AM Welcome Todd Lanigan, WI Dept of Natural Resources
8:10 AM Introduction Darrell Zastrow, WI Dept of Natural Resources
8:30 AM Geographic variation in semiochemical attraction, fungal associates and genetic diversity of Dendroctonus valens in North America and China : Implications to tree mortality. Nadir Erbilgin, University of California- Berkeley
9:15 AM Red pine mortality in southern Ontario . John McLaughlin, Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario , Canada
10:00 AM Break  
10:30 AM

Why do tree diseases become epidemic? Explanations from Diplodia pinea and red pine.

Glen Stanosz, University of Wisconsin-Madison
11:00 AM Disease resistance mechanisms of pine against Diplodia species. Pierluigi (Enrico) Bonello, Ohio State University
11:30 AM Managing Diplodia in forest tree nurseries. Kyoko Scanlon , WI Department of Natural Resources; Jana Albers, MN Dept of Natural Resources
12:00 PM Lunch  
1:00 PM Monitoring regional impacts of insect defoliators using multi-scale remote sensing. Brian Sturtevant, USDA-Forest Service
1:45 PM Oak Wilt: Update on Research Related to Vectors and Propiconazole. Jenny Juzwik, USDA-Forest Service
2:30 PM Break  
3:00 PM Life history parameters of recently established gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae), populations in relation to stand density of Wisconsin oak forests. Becky Hoffman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
3:30 PM Spread of Gypsy moth in Wisconsin . (Panel Discussion led by Andrea Diss, WI DNR) Steve Katovich and Patrick Tobin, USDA Forest Service; Chris Lettau, WI Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
5:15 PM
( 5:30 – 7:00 )
Riverboat Cruise! (One block north of Radisson on river)


Wednesday, September 21 Field Trip
8:00 AM Load buses (West or river side of Radisson)  
9:00 AM LaCrosse Co. Forest : Annosum, Red Pine Pocket Decline, Trenching/Trapping, Diplodia. Glen Stanosz; Nadir Erbilgin; Kyoko Scanlon; Sally Dahir, WI Dept of Natural Resources; Ken Raffa; Don Franke, La Crosse Co. Forest Administrator; Jim Dalton, WI Dept. of Natural Resources
11:00 AM Lunch
12:30 PM Webster Industries/ Stella Jones Tie Mill. Discuss utilization issues and quarantine pests such as Emerald Ash Borer Steve Bratkovich, USDA-Forest Service; Joann Cruse, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service; and TBA, Industry Representative
2:30 PM Oak Wilt spread and control discussion Kyoko Scanlon; Sue Burks, MN Dept. of Natural Resources; Bob Heyd, MI Dept of Natural Resources; Jenny Juzwik
4:30 PM Return to Radisson Hotel  
5:30 PM Business meeting (Should NCFPW become a 501(c)(3)?)  
6:30 PM Banquet  
7:30 PM “Forensic Entomology: Hatching Out a Mystery” Val Cervenka, MN Dept. of Agriculture


Thursday, September 22
6:30AM Fun Run/ Walk (stretch your legs before a long trip home!)
8:00 AM Sudden Oak Death—Status of the epidemic and some current research Pierluigi (Enrico) Bonello, Ohio State University
8:30 AM Sudden Oak Death—Research Efforts Rob Venette, USDA-Forest Service
9:00 AM Sirex Woodwasp: Biology, Ecology, & Management Dennis Haugen, USDA-Forest Service
9:45 AM Break
10:15 AM Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Brad Onken, USDA-Forest Service; Fred Hain, North Carolina State University
11:00 AM Emerald Ash Borer: research related to host range, disperal Deb McCullough, Michigan State University
11:30 AM Emerald Ash Borer: research related to trapping, lures Therese Poland, USDA-Forest Service
13.5 Contact Hour Credits - Category 1 for SAF members