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
Check out the flyer for further information at this LINK, or click on the title under the Urban and Community tab of the blog.
Some comments from users of the blog have indicated a problem in connecting to information that is “linked”.
You will need to click on the “title” first – it will then bring up the same post, but the link here will be live.
EXAMPLE: I just posted the 2015 1st Quarter MS Timber Price Report (by that title) – it is the last thing posted so you will see it when you go to the Blog. You will notice that the work LINK is dulled out, i.e., not active. However, if you click on the title as above, it will reopen/refresh the page and the LINK will be live and will take you directly to the report.
I do not know why it is set up to work this way, but thought this note might expedite getting to the desired information.
Please follow this link to participate in the Urban Forestry Education Survey. This survey is by invitation only and may only be accessed only by a random sample of individuals in coastal Mississippi and Alabama who have received a unique code. You will have to enter the access code to take the survey. Thank you. https://msudafvm.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0d3DwMIOefDcH3L
An important short course for forest landowners – all businesses have risks, but some are unique to forest land – sign up and learn about how to best manage for these risk factors! Click on this LINK to see the brochure for the event in Quitman, MS
A basic course on risk management options and strategies to plan for and mitigate damage to forests caused by extreme weather events. This course is designed for forest landowners, professional foresters and anyone involved in forestland management.
6 HRS CATEGORY 1 CLE, AND CFE Credits offered. Click on this LINK for access to the brochure and further information.