I have posted about a problem with some of the “links” on the blog before, but I believe it probably needs repeating. If the LINK is not highlighted where you are reading, you will need to bring the post up by clicking on it in the column on the right under “recent posts”.
I do not know why this occurs – my apologies
MSU Forestry Extension is beginning a series of three-minute videos designed to be both quick and informative. We are initially beginning them on articles in our newsletter “The Overstory” with links from there. You may also find links from here as well as Forestry Extension Facebook page, youtube, and MSU Extension videos under Forestry. Here are the first two – check them out!
Pine Needles – Why They Turn Brown in Autumn – by Butch Bailey – Click on this LINK.
Delta Hardwoods: So What’s Going On with Nuttall Oaks? – by Brady Self – Click on this LINK.
Check out what happened with prices and trends in Mississippi during the 1st Quarter of 2017 – click on this LINK.
In this issue are articles on Spring Blooming Trees in Mississippi; The White Fringe Tree and Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), and Delta Hardwoods: Inspecting Your New Plantation – as well as the 1st Quarter 2017 Mississippi Timber Price Report. Check it out at this LINK.
If you own or manage ash trees, you should most definitely be interested in attending this course. The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive insect that targets ash trees, and now surrounds Mississippi. You will learn about detection & risk; alternative species and regeneration options; strategies before and after EAB; and the market outlook for ash timber. For more details and registration form, click on this LINK.
This short course is for both forestry professionals and forest landowners and is packed with a lot of practical, usable information on multiple use management, managing CRP plantations and complying with regulations, thinning, herbicides, and timber stand improvement. Always a great course. Click on this LINK for details and registration form.
Got a “hankering” to spend a few hours in the outdoors picking up some good forestry info before Mississippi gets HOT? Then sign up for this Spring tour; learn about logging and wild hog control – some of the latest trapping techniques and equipment along with a pine genetics plot tour. Clink on this LINK and take a look at the flyer for details.
CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM (CRP)TREE THINNING INCENTIVE
APPLICATION PERIOD: 05/02/2016 – 05/31/2016
ELIGIBILITY: Current CRP Enrollment
PURPOSE: (Under authority of the 2014 Farm Bill)
Encourage tree thinning
Improve condition of resources
Promote forest management
Enhance wildlife habitat
$150/acre for thinning
(Any thinning operations completed since 10/22/2015 are eligible)
Required Secondary Practices and Incentives:
$25/acre for prescribed burning
$25/acre for disking
$100/acre for chemical woody & herbaceous plant control
$125/acre for mechanical woody plant control
CONTACT YOUR LOCAL USDA FARM SERVICE AGENCY (FSA) FOR DETAILS
Thinning is a major tool in forest management, with multiple purposes and benefits. Mississippi State University Forestry Extension has come up with a great new smartphone application “Pine Thin” that will help landowners with pine stands to determine when and/or if their pine stands need thinning. This LINK will take you to today’s Agricultural Communications press release on the app, and direct you to further information on where to get it, and how to use it. Check it out!
For your information: If you are interested in Mississippi forestland data, the USFS Southern Research Station has just published “Mississippi’s Forests 2013”, Resource Bulletin SRS-204. Author Sonja N. Oswalt
You can download a copy at this LINK