There is a new Forestry Extension publication out: “Simplifying Southern Pine Thinning with Stand Density Index Pine Thin: A Smartphone Application” that you can access on MSUCares, or by clicking on this LINK. The smartphone application is available from the Apple App Store — Pine Thin is all you need to type in to find it. Check it out; you will find it to be a great new tool in helping you determine when and how much to thin your pine stands. The publication gives the information you need to go along with the smartphone application.
The 1st Quarter “Overstory” newsletter covers a number of subjects. The Coordinator’s Desk gives some highlights of the Extension Forestry educational programs conducted in 2014. The feature article discusses whether forest landowners have to use BMPs. There is a short article on Timber Bid Opening Ethics, and a longer presentation on Silviculture and Economics of Even and Uneven Aged Management of Bottomland Hardwoods in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley. You will also find the continuing sections: Delta Hardwoods, and the Mississippi Timber Price Report. A good read – find it at this LINK.
HERE ARE THE DATES AND LOCATIONS:
JUNE 7-12, 2015 ELLISVILLE, MS
JUNE 21-26, 2015 BOONEVILLE, MS
JULY 14-16, 2015 JACKSON, MS
This is a great program – happens every year – always highly praised by all who attend!
Check out all of the details at this LINK.
A short course for private non-industrial forest landowners and loggers – enables the landowner to more fully realize the benefits of pine plantation ownership. Covers management plans, thinning, prescribed burning, invasive species, wildlife management, and timber market updates. For further details click on this LINK.
Success with Longleaf Pine How to Enhance Wildlife Habitat, Improve Profitability, and Reduce Risk. This is the second Field Day on the subject – this one at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The information covered will include planting tips, prescribed fire, wildlife management, products and marketing, and what technical and financial assistance is available. See further details on the flyer at this LINK.
Success with Longleaf Pine – How to Enhance Wildlife Habitat, Improve Profitability, and Reduce Risk. Includes information on: successful planting , wildlife management products and marketing, technical and financial assistance, and prescribed burning. See all the details at this LINK.
A workshop for private non-industrial forest landowners, loggers, and foresters – provides a field experience to determine when a pine stand is ready for a thinning. Check out the details on the brochure at this LINK.