Calendar

Aug
3
Thu
Field Demonstration of FGR Steepland Harvesting Programme, Moutere Forest, Nelson
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

 

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FieldFGR LOGO_MASTER Demonstration of
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Thursday, 3rd August 2017
  

Dear {FIRST_NAME|Industry Member}

You are invited to attend the field demonstration of steepland harvesting equipment organised by Forest Growers Research Ltd (FGR) at the harvesting operation of Wood Contracting Nelson Ltd in Moutere Forest, Nelson on Thursday 3rd August, 2017. A wide array of innovative products and equipment will be demonstrated that has been developed by equipment manufacturers and logging contractors in conjunction with Forest Growers Research (formerly Future Forests Research) and the Primary Growth Partnership.

Equipment to be demonstrated has been designed to improve both safety and productivity on steeper slopes, including:

  • Teleoperated feller buncher (Applied Technology Ltd)
  • Teleoperated mobile tail hold (Applied Technology Ltd)
  • Skyshifter twin winch tail hold carriage (Awdon Technologies Ltd)
  • New model CutoverCam hauler vision system (Applied Technology Ltd)
  • Alpine Grapple Carriage (Logpro Ltd)
  • HarvestNAV machine navigation system (Margules Groome Ltd)
  • New UAV (‘drone’) technology (Interpine Group)
  • Dyneema synthetic rope (Total Rope Worx Ltd)

Bus transport departs from Trailways Hotel, 66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson at 9:15am on Thursday 3rd August with a pick up at Nelson Airport at 9:45am and returns to Nelson Airport at 4:30pm and then Nelson at 5:00pm.

Cost of Field Day: $50.00 (GST incl) per person.

Cost includes lunch, drink and bus for the day. Please bring your own safety helmet, hi-viz vest and sturdy footwear.   If you wish to attend please register using the “register now”.

Registrations close:  28th July 2017

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ITINERARY

Time Activity
9:15am  Bus departs Trailways Hotel  Trailways Hotel
9:45am  Bus pick up for visitors arriving Nelson Airport    Nelson Airport
10:30am  Bus arrives at Moutere Forest Site   Trass Valley Road
Wakefield    
10:45am  Welcome and Introduction to Steepland Harvesting   Keith Raymond
Forest Growers Research Ltd
11:00am  Safety Briefing and Introduction to Field Demo   Spencer Hill
Logpro Ltd 
11:15am
 Demo Station 1: Teleoperated Feller Buncher
  Daniel Lamborn
Applied Teleoperation Ltd
11:45am  Demo Station 2: Teleoperated Mobile Tail Hold   Paul Milliken
Cutover Systems Ltd
12:15pm  Lunch   Lunch provided by FGR
12:45pm  Demo Station 3: CutoverCam   Paul Milliken
Cutover Systems Ltd
1:15pm  Demo Station 4: HarvestNav   Hamish Marshall
Margul Groome Ltd
1:45pm  Demo Station 5: UAV ‘Drone’ technology
–  view of Alpine Grapple in operation
  Dave Herries, Robin Hartley
Interpine Group
2:15pm  Demo Station 6: Dyneema synthetic rope   Paul Doherty
Doherty Engineered
Attachments Ltd
2:45pm  Demo Station 7: Skyshifter Tail Hold Carriage   Don Scott
Awdon Technologies Ltd
3:15pm  Field Trip close   Keith Raymond
Forest Growers Research Ltd
3:30pm  Bus Departs forest site  
4:30pm  Bus arrives back Nelson Airport   Nelson Airport
5:00pm  Bus arrives back  Trailways Hotel, Nelson   Trailways Hotel, Nelson

Pick up Location Trailways Hotel, Nelson
Trailways Hotel

supported by FGLT 2  and     MPI
Tel: (07) 921 1883
Email: forestgrowersresearch@fgr.nz

 

Aug
28
Mon
Professional Development Courses in Forest Engineering @ University of Canterbury
Aug 28 @ 8:30 am – Aug 31 @ 4:30 pm

Monday 28th August – An Introduction to LiDAR analysis in ArcGIS

Tuesday 29th August –  Designing culvert stream crossings and reduced-impact roads

Wednesday 30th August – Cable Logging & Harvest Planning (CHPS)

Thursday 31st August – Working on Steep Slopes with Cable-Assist

More Details:    CLICK HERE

Registration:     Registration Form

Oct
17
Tue
Forest Growers Research Conference – Day 1 and Day 2 @ Sudima Hotel, Christchurch
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – Oct 18 @ 4:30 pm
Forest Growers Research 2017 Science Awards Dinner @ Sudima Hotel, Christchurch
Oct 17 @ 6:15 pm – 10:30 pm
Oct
19
Thu
Forest Growers Research Field Trip
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Apr
4
Wed
Growing Confidence in Forestry’s Future (GCFF) Conference @ Novotel Hotel
Apr 4 – Apr 6 all-day

The 5th Growing Confidence in Forestry’s Future (GCFF) conference will be held in Rotorua on
the 4-6th of April 2018. The conference will focus on highlights from the many research activities
under way across the GCFF programme as well as updating on where industry is capturing the
benefits of the research.

The field trip will have a focus on forest phenotyping and will also incorporate a visit and
demonstration of research activities at one of the new flagship accelerator trials established in a
local forest.

The phenotyping cluster group will also hold a meeting as part of the GCFF conference. As in
previous years, we will have international presenters provide their view on key focus areas of
the conference.

The 3-day event is aimed at forest owners and managers, researchers, government, and
council representatives. We hope that many of you will be able to join us and so mark your
diaries now to save the date for this important meeting. Registration is now open at
News and Events

Oct
16
Tue
Forest Growers Annual Conference – Day 1 @ Trinity Wharf Tauranga
Oct 16 all-day

 

Forest Growers Conference and Field Trip 2018

View AGENDA  Here

Day 1:  Tuesday, 16th October 2018

  • Conference
  • Dinner and Science Awards

Day 2:  Wednesday, 17th October 2018

  • Conference

Day 3:  Thursday, 18th October 2018

  • Field Trip

Where:    Trinity Wharf Tauranga, 51 Dive Crescent, Tauranga 3110    

Room Reservations:     2018 Trinity Wharf Booking form for FGR Conference

We are now approaching the fifth anniversary of the Forest Growers Levy funded work programme. The programme aims to increase forest profitability, reduce risk and ensure the industry’s licence to operate is protected.

Day 1 of the 2018 conference will include a report back on the wider activities supported by the Forest Growers Levy Trust as well as presentations on research that are of benefit to small forest owners.

Day 2 will have a focus on genetic improvement, work to improve productivity and wood quality, and biosecurity.  Log export logistics and fumigation will be discussed.

The field trip will include a visit to Port of Tauranga to look at log export logistics technology, log fumigation and methyl bromide recapture technologies, along with a visit to an award winning farm forestry property near Tauranga.

A more detailed programme and registration details will be available by early June.

Learn about the research programmes being funded by the levy, the results to date and how you as a forest grower can use these results to:

  • Achieve better financial returns from new and existing forests
  • Improve the health and resilience of your forests to pests and diseases
  • Maintain our industry ‘licence to operate’

Come along and benefit from this significant investment in the future of the forest growing industry by the Forest Growers Levy Trust.

Oct
17
Wed
Forest Growers Annual Conference – Day 2 @ Trinity Wharf Tauranga
Oct 17 all-day

Forest Growers Conference and Field Trip 2018

View AGENDA Here

Day 1:  Tuesday, 16th October 2018

  • Conference
  • Dinner and Science Awards

Day 2:  Wednesday, 17th October 2018

  • Conference

Day 3:  Thursday, 18th October 2018

  • Field Trip

Where:    Trinity Wharf Tauranga, 51 Dive Crescent, Tauranga 3110    

Room Reservations:     2018 Trinity Wharf Booking form for FGR Conference

We are now approaching the fifth anniversary of the Forest Growers Levy funded work programme. The programme aims to increase forest profitability, reduce risk and ensure the industry’s licence to operate is protected.

Day 1 of the 2018 conference will include a report back on the wider activities supported by the Forest Growers Levy Trust as well as presentations on research that are of benefit to small forest owners.

Day 2 will have a focus on genetic improvement, work to improve productivity and wood quality, and biosecurity.  Log export logistics and fumigation will be discussed.

The field trip will include a visit to Port of Tauranga to look at log export logistics technology, log fumigation and methyl bromide recapture technologies, along with a visit to an award winning farm forestry property near Tauranga.

A more detailed programme and registration details will be available by early June.

Learn about the research programmes being funded by the levy, the results to date and how you as a forest grower can use these results to:

  • Achieve better financial returns from new and existing forests
  • Improve the health and resilience of your forests to pests and diseases
  • Maintain our industry ‘licence to operate’

Come along and benefit from this significant investment in the future of the forest growing industry by the Forest Growers Levy Trust.

 

 

Oct
18
Thu
Forest Growers Annual Conference – Field Trip
Oct 18 all-day

Forest Growers Field Trip 2018

View AGENDA Here

Day 1:  Tuesday, 16th October 2018

  • Conference
  • Dinner and Science Awards

Day 2:  Wednesday, 17th October 2018

  • Conference

Day 3:  Thursday, 18th October 2018

  • Field Trip

Where:    Trinity Wharf Tauranga, 51 Dive Crescent, Tauranga 3110    

Room Reservations:     2018 Trinity Wharf Booking form for FGR Conference

We are now approaching the fifth anniversary of the Forest Growers Levy funded work programme. The programme aims to increase forest profitability, reduce risk and ensure the industry’s licence to operate is protected.

Day 1 of the 2018 conference will include a report back on the wider activities supported by the Forest Growers Levy Trust as well as presentations on research that are of benefit to small forest owners.

Day 2 will have a focus on genetic improvement, work to improve productivity and wood quality, and biosecurity.  Log export logistics and fumigation will be discussed.

The field trip will include a visit to Port of Tauranga to look at log export logistics technology, log fumigation and methyl bromide recapture technologies, along with a visit to an award winning farm forestry property near Tauranga.

A more detailed programme and registration details will be available by early June.

Learn about the research programmes being funded by the levy, the results to date and how you as a forest grower can use these results to:

  • Achieve better financial returns from new and existing forests
  • Improve the health and resilience of your forests to pests and diseases
  • Maintain our industry ‘licence to operate’

Come along and benefit from this significant investment in the future of the forest growing industry by the Forest Growers Levy Trust.

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