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Where do you get your firewood?

The Southern Regional Extension Forestry program is conducting a survey about people’s awareness of forest and tree health issues. By answering a few questions about these issues, your firewood use habits, and where you’ve recently learned about the issues, program staff hopes to gain insight as to how to effectively engage with the public and how to improve in the future.

This survey should only take 10 minutes. The first page asks about your firewood purchasing practices. The second page asks about your knowledge of invasive forest insects. All answers will be kept completely confidential. Your participation is greatly appreciated.

Link to survey.

Feed the Future Innovation Lab For Livestock Systems: Call for Grant Applications

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems (LSIL) is based at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences <http://ifas.ufl.edu/> at the University of Florida, and it works in partnership with the International Livestock Research Institute <http://www.ilri.org/> (ILRI). The LSIL is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through a five-year Leader with Associates Cooperative Agreement Award No. AID-OAA-L-15-00003. Continue reading

Interested in forest health? Here are some webinars on demand

The Southern Regional Extension Forestry Program sponsors and produces webinars on various aspects of forest health. On November 17 and 1 PM Eastern, the program will sponsor a webinar on Heterobasidion root disease. Other webinars that are available at their website include:

  • Chinese tallowtree
  • Laurel wilt
  • Gypsy moth
  • Emerald ash borer
  • Cogongrass
  • Oak wilt

You can find these webinars at http://southernforesthealth.net/webinars . Webinars are archived on this page about a week after they air.

Webinar: Heterobasidion root disease of pines in the South

webinar preview imageHeterobasidion root disease (HRD), caused by the fungus Heterobasidion irregulare, occurs in pines (Pinus spp.) throughout the eastern U.S.  HRD weakens tree roots, and causes canopy thinning, dieback, and sometimes tree mortality.  Trees infected with HRD are at a greater risk of windthrow due to weakened roots.  Damage from HRD can be confused with insect damage, as initial HRD symptom can be difficult to diagnose.  This webinar will cover HRD identification, biology, and management on pines in the southeastern U.S.

November 17, 2016, 1 pm EST

Link: http://www.forestrywebinars.net/webinars/heterobasidion-root-disease-of-pines-in-the-south