Hardwood forest management for health and productivity

You are invited to attend our latest Live Webinar sponsored by: Southern Regional Extension Forestry.

Title: Hardwood forest management for health and productivity

What will you learn?
 This webinar will cover ecology and management in hardwood stands of the southeastern U.S., with a focus on timber management. learn more here…  Continue reading

Fall cankerworm biology, ecology, and management in urban and rural landscapes

The fall cankerworm, Alsophila pometaria, is a moth native to North America whose caterpillars are commonly called inchworms.  While this defoliator generally remains at low abundances, occasional outbreaks may occur.  Defoliation rarely hurts the tree, but may act as a stress agent if prolonged outbreaks occur.  This webinar will cover the biology and ecology of cankerworms, as well as management strategies.  Management in urban areas as well as in rural areas will be covered. Continue reading

From Research to Extension: 5 Things I Learned When I Changed My Science Career Path

by David Coyle, Ph.D., Southern Regional Extension Forestry

Dr. Coyle is a member of the Southern IPM Center Advisory Council. This post was originally on Entomology Today, but we wanted to share Dr. Coyle’s experience on our site as well.

A couple of years ago, I changed careers. No, I didn’t leave science altogether; rather, I switched from a research career (the “tenure-track” path, if you will) to a 100 percent extension job. Continue reading

Webinar: Privet Biology and Management in Southeastern Forests

You are invited to attend the latest Live Webinar sponsored by: Southern Regional Extension Forestry.

Title: Privet Biology and Management in Southeastern Forests

What will you learn?
 This webinar will cover privet biology, ecology, and management as it pertains to forests in the southeastern U.S. learn more here…

Presenters/Authors:

Dr. Nancy Loewenstein, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University Continue reading

The People Have Spoken: Using Forest and Firewood National Polling Data to Promote Forest Health

This webinar will discuss results from a national survey of citizen attitudes toward invasive species, firewood movement, and forest health. This webinar is jointly sponsored by the SREF Forest Health and Invasive Species Program and the Firewood Outreach Coordinating Initiative.

This webinar is scheduled for Jan 25, 2017 1:00 pm US/Eastern. Continue reading

Southern Regional Extension Forestry (SREF) group

by David Coyle

Dr. David Coyle

Dr. David Coyle

Dr. David Coyle is working with Dr. William Hubbard and the Southern Regional Extension Forestry (SREF) group to develop a Forest Health and Invasive Species Education Program. This program was initiated under the auspices of SREF, the University of Georgia’s D.B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, and the USDA Forest Service. David is working to create materials for extension education for southern forest health, primarily focusing on non-native plants, insects, and pathogens, and pine stand management to mitigate potential insect and disease issues. Continue reading