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 OVERSTORY” 1ST QUARTER 2015

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.

FIELD DAY: “Success with Longleaf Pine”, 5-30-15, Perkinston, MS

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.