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Oak Wilt Research & Resource Seminar

Spend the afternoon getting a refresher on Oak Wilt, its vectors, Chestnut infections, and the continuum of research and management practices by Michigan industry experts and University researchers.



12:00 – 12:30pm Registration Opens - Lunch for onsite attendees

12:30 – 12:45pm Welcome and Brief Review of Oak Wilt

First Poll for online registrants


12:45 - 1:05pm GVSU Oak Wilt Drone project
Invasive species work by Non-profit in Grand Haven natural areas leads to a drone surveillance research project launching summer 2024
Dr. Larry Burns

1:05 – 1:35pm Drone Applications in Arboriculture
Using a potential oak wilt monitoring scenario we'll run through the basics of getting certified to fly drones commercially, picking drones and cameras at a given price point, and finding appropriate software for flying and collecting data.

John Widman

BREAK 10 minutesPoll for online registrants


1:45 – 2:45pm Menominee Tribe Oak Wilt Management Program
Use of drone surveillance, herbicide use and rapid response protocols.
Tommy Stueck - Virtual


2:45 – 3:45pm Propiconazole and Oak Wilt Research Outcomes 
Behavior of propiconazole in host, distance travelled from injection points, longevity/degradation, replications, tree wounding.
Dr. Ryan Blaedow – Virtual


3:45 – 4:20 pm Musings from a Career’s Treasure Trove of Oak Wilt Knowledge
Research updates including drone surveillance and in-field diagnostic kits; Concluding Comments 
Dr. Jenny Juzwik - Virtual

4:20 - 4:30pm MSU Oak Wilt Activities; CEU announcements



4:30-5:00pm BMP’s for tree injections, Root Flare Prep  
Luke Murchie

5:00 – 6:00pm Demonstration of Bruhn model application in-field
OWQ Team

- Parking complimentary onsite
ISA CEU’s available 
- MDARD Credits Requested
- Beverages and snacks will be provided
- Lunch provided

Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 12:30 PM until 4:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Fenner Nature Center
2020 E Mt Hope Ave
Lansing, MI  48910
Additional Info:
Registration is required before Monday, May 13, 2024 at 10:30 AM
Payment In Full In Advance Only