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Advanced Forest Site Prep Herbicide Workshop July 13

Minogue Forestry Site prep9 am to 2 pm, July 13, 2016 Eastern

4 FL CEUs, 3.5 CFEs

University of Florida’s North Florida Research and Education Center
155 Research Road, Quincy, FL 32351


  • 8:15 Meet and Greet, coffee
  • 9:00 Welcome, Pat Minogue, R.F.,  Associate Professor of Silviculture
  • 9:10  Advanced herbicide site preparation for pine plantation management. (50 minutes)
    This lecture will review herbicides labeled and appropriate rates, timing, mixtures and application methods for site-specific herbicide treatments in forest site preparation. The integrated use of herbicides and machinery to prepare sites for planting will be discussed. Selection of appropriate herbicides and combinations for control of problematic species will be reviewed, as well as measures to ensure compliance with Organo-Auxin and other Florida pesticide regulations and Florida Silviculture BMPs to protect water quality. New research findings will be presented to support lecture content.
  • 10:00 Advances in aerial application technology (30 minutes)
    A review of advanced technology in aerial application for the non-pilot audience will detail methods to mitigate drift and off target application during helicopter or fixed wing aerial application for forestry and natural areas vegetation management.
  • 10:30 Break
  • 10:45 Basics on Forestry Surfactants (spray additives) (30 minutes)
    We will review the different types of surfactants, how they work to improve herbicide performance, the use of drift control agents, the consequence of excessive surfactants (drift), herbicide formulations and the appropriate additives, oil emulsion carrier technology, and correct mixing procedures.
  • 11:15 How Herbicides Work? (50 minutes)
    By understanding how herbicides move into the plant, how they move within the plant, and how they work as a herbicide (mode of action), we can make better decisions on the choice of herbicide and avoid mixing incompatible herbicides. We will also review herbicide toxicity and chemical characteristics as they relate to environmental fate.
  • 11:55  BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH, on the patio
  • 12:30 Caravan to the Brucefield on the NFREC campus (2 miles)
  • 12:45 The Prescription Process (60 minutes)
    Important considerations in developing vegetation management prescriptions will be reviewed.  There is a diagnostic process that involves matching a suitable herbicide program with specific silvicultural goals and operational and regulatory constraints.
  • 1:45 Return to the Main Building and Adjourn by 2:00 pm
This free workshop is for natural resource managers who are responsible for site preparation decisions or implementation. Herbicide applicators, consulting foresters, Florida Fish and WildlifeConservation Commission Biologists, Florida Forest Service Foresters, employees of forest industry and private landowners are encouraged to attend. Call Megan,the University of Florida NFREC receptionist, at (850) 875-7100 to RSVP. Attendance is limited to 80 people due to space constraints.

Author: Pat Minogue - pminogue@ufl.edu


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