April 8, 2016

State of Alabama
Press Release: Forestry Commission, Alabama

Alabama Invasive Plant Council 14th Annual Conference

Lanark NaturePlex
3050 Lanark Rd, Millbrook, AL
May 3, 2016

7:15-8:00 am Check in and late registration (Sign in at beginning and end for recertification and CFE points)
8:00-8:05 Welcome
   Jacob Hodnett, ALIPC President
8:05-8:15 Brief History of Lanark
   Tim Gothard, Alabama Wildlife Federation
8:15-9:00 Pollinators, Invasive Plants and Pesticides
   David Held, Auburn University
9:00-9:30 Recovery of Native Bee Populations following Chinese Privet Control
   Scott Horn, US Forest Service
9:30-10:00 Callery Pear Control and New Product Update
   Jason Belcher, Bayer
10-10:30 Break
   10:30–10:45 Cogongrass Control Update Nancy Loewenstein, Auburn University/ACES
   Invasive Plant Control Strategies and Success Stories 
     -ADCNR-State Lands
     - AL-DOT
     - Alabama Forestry Commission
     -Corps of Engineers
     - NRCS
11:45-12:00 My Alabama Woods and Invasive Plant Control (ALIPC Grant Recipient)
   Chris Erwin, American Forest
12:15-1:30 Lunch (provided) …
   Participate in the ‘Invasive Plant ID Challenge’
1:30-4:15 (rotate through each of the outdoor stations beginning at the Lanark Pavilion)
   Chinese Privet Control (20 min) – Will Dixon (Larson and McGowin)
   Herbicide use in aquatic and riparian settings – Michelle Isenberg (Habitat Solutions),
   Jacob Hodnett (DOW)
   Herbicide calibration (20 min) – Josh Elmore (ACES)
   Hack and Squirt for Invasive Control (20 min) – Maurice Thompson (ALIPC)
   Invasive plant ID (20 min) – Fred Nation, Gena Todia, Nancy Loewenstein
4:15-4:30 Closing Remarks and Recertification sign in – Pavilion

Flyers: http://www.forestry.alabama.gov/PDFs/2016_ALIPC_Agenda.pdf

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