FGR Conference 2017

Forest Growers Research Conference 2017
Conference Agenda

Tuesday, 17th October 2017
Wednesday, 18th October 20

Tuesday, 17th October Conference Dinner and Science Awards

Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport, 550 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch

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Friday, 6th October 2017   
Conference Day 1:  Tuesday, 17th October 2017
  9:00am  Arrival tea/coffee (collect name tags)
  9:30am  Welcome, Introductions and H&S – R Dale
 Forest Growers Levy Update – G Thompson: Chair FGLT
 10:15am  Risk Management:

  • Red Needle Cast – What we now know – L Bulman: Scion
  • Satellite Monitoring of Foliage Diseases – G Pearse: Scion
10:55am  Short Break
  • Incursion Response in Urban Areas – T Strand: Scion
  • Effectiveness of Riparian Margins – C Phillips: Landcare
  • Myrtle Rust and Eucalyptus Pests – L Bulman: Scion
12:15pm  Panel Discussion and Q&A: Facilitator:  A Stewart: Scion
12:30pm  Lunch


  Break-out Sessions:
Introduction – K Webb: Scion

  • Station 1 : Wildings Prevention and Control –
    G Thorlby/T Paul: Scion
  • Station 2 : Douglas Fir Breeding & Genomics – J Klapste: Scion
  • Station 3 : Phytophthora – N Williams: Scion
  • Station 4 : Steepland Harvesting Programme – K Raymond: FGR
2:30pm  Afternoon Tea
3:00pm  Next Generation Silviculture

  • GxExS and Value Impact of Silviculture – J Moore, M Watt,
    H Dungey: Scion
4:00pm  Panel Discussion and Q&A:  Facilitator: P Oliver: City Forests
4:30pm  Session Closed
6:00pm  Pre-dinner drinks (Sudima Lounge)
7:00pm  Dinner and 2017 Science Awards Evening

 Guest Speaker:  Dr Andy Buchanan

  • Recent International Developments in Tall Timber Buildings with reference to NZ.
Conference Day 2:  Wednesday, 18th October 2017
8:00am  Arrival tea/coffee
8:30am  Bio stimulants to Boost Productivity

  • Nursery and Seedling Optimisation – S Smaill: Scion and
    P Murray: Murray Nurseries
  • Bio Protection Successes – R Hill, H Whelan: Lincoln University
  • Bio Stimulants – Foliar Sprays – S Smaill: Scion and
    S Gatenby: Timberlands
9:45am  Panel Discussion and Q&A:  Facilitator:  P Adams: Rayonier
10:00am  Morning Tea
10:30am  Licence to Operate

  • Sources of Sedimentation – K Brown – UoC
  • Stream Recovery and Copper in Waterways – B Baillie: Scion
  • ErodeNZ, the story so far…. – D Harrison: Scion
  • Fate of Log Exports and ETS Implications – B Manley: UoC
  • Log Fumigation Update – D Hammond: STIMBR
  • Future LTO Challenges – K Taylor: NWSC
12:15pm  Panel Discussion and Q&A: Facilitator: D Rhodes: FOA
12:30pm  Lunch
 1:15pm  Targeted Small Owner Research

  • Eucalyptus nitens Breeding and Seed Orchards –
    M Suontama: Scion
  • Drylands and Vineyard Posts – P Millen:  DFI
  • Forecaster Calculator – M Evans: Scion
  • Improving Small-Plantation and Woodlot Inventory –
    J Dash: Scion
  • Hydraulic Quick Coupler for small forest harvesting –
    K Raymond: FGR
 2:30pm  Panel Discussion and Q&A: Facilitator: P Milne: FFA
 2:45pm  Afternoon Tea
 3:15pm  Remote Sensing for Forest Owners

  • UAV Applications for Commercial Forestry – G Pearse: Scion
  • Summary of Remote Sensing Projects – M Watt: Scion
  • Commercialisation of Remote Sensing for Forest Owners –
    D Herries: Interpine
 4:15pm  Panel Discussion and Q&A: Facilitator: J Dash: Scion
 4:30pm  Day 2 Closed
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Email:  forestgrowersresearch@fgr.nz

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