Proceedings

3rd Annual Conference (1981)

4th Annual Conference (1982)

5th Annual Conference (1983)

7th Annual Conference (1985)

8th Annual Conference (1986)​

9th Annual Conference (1987)

10th Annual Conference (1988)  A Decade of Forest Vegetation Management

12th Annual Conference (1991)

13th Annual Conference (1992)

14th Annual Conference (1993)

15th Annual Conference (1994)

16th Annual Conference (1995)

17th Annual Conference (1996)

18th Annual Conference (1997)

19th Annual Conference (1998)  Wildfire Rehabilitation

20th Annual Conference (1999)  Healthy Forests for the 21st Century, New Technologies in Integrated Vegetation Management

21st Annual Conference (2000)  Reforestation for the New Millennium - Back to our Roots

23rd Annual Conference (2002)  Recommending Success

24th Annual Conference (2003)  Moving Forward by Looking Back

25th Annual Conference (2004)  25 Years of Excellence:  Where We’ve Been, Where We Are & Where We’re Going

29th Annual Conference (2008)  Vegetation Management’s Role In Carbon Storage

 

30th Annual Conference (2009)  Integrated Pest Management in Western Forests

  • IPM, What is it and why use it?
    Joe DiTomaso, UC Davis

  • Exploring options for protection of individual high-value pines in California
    S.L. Smith, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, R5, Susanville, CA and B.L. Strom, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Pineville, LA

  • What are the real threats to California’s Forests? Is there a healthy tree still standing?
    Susan Frankel, Sudden Oak Death Research Program Manager, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Albany, CA

  • Managing Insects & Disease in Commercial Plantations
    Bill Morrison, Soper-Wheeler Company, LLC, Strawberry Valley, CA

  • Evaluation of Gopher Control Methods
    Gregory A. Giusti, Forest & Wildlands Ecology Advisor, University of California, Cooperative Extension, Lakeport, CA

  • Aerial Pre-Harvest Site Prep in Western Conifers
    Harold Quicke, Ed Fredrickson, Ron Honea, BASF Corporation, Auburn, Alabama

  • Prescription Grazing Benefits and Application
    Wes Woolery, Woolery Vegetation Management, Hat Creek, CA

  • Pheromone Flakes:  Semiochemical Sabotage of Bark Beetles
    Nancy Gillette, PSW Research Statin, USDA Forest Service, California

  • A High Resolution Weather Forecast System for Forest Management, Fire Weather, IPM, and Precipitation
    Alan Fox, Director, Fox Weather, LLC, Fortuna, California

  • Herbicide Resistance and Chemical Vegetation Management
    Carol Mallory-Smith, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

  • Stream Buffers: Can We Get Good Heat Protection with Less Buffer?
    Dr. Mike Newton, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

  • Managing Plantations in a Fire-Prone World. Can You Have Your Carbon and Use It, Too?
    Dr. Robert F. Powers, USDA Forest Service, PSW Research Station, Redding

  • Sudden Oak Death in Oregon Forests: 2001-2008
    Alan Kanaskie, Oregon Department of Forestry, Salem, Oregon

  • Pesticide Container Recycling
    Brad Bittleston, President, Interstate Ag Plastics, Buttonwillow, California

  • Swiss Needle Cast of Douglas-fir in Oregon
    David Shaw, Director, Swiss Needle Cast Cooperative, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

  • Nutrient Limitations to Growth of Western Oregon Douglas-fir Forests: A Look Beyond Nitrogen
    Doug Mainwaring, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of Commonly Used Herbaceous Weed Control Regimes in a Pacific Northwest Douglas-fir Plantation
    Eric Dinger, VMRC Assistant Director, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

  • Regulations as They Apply to Aerial Applications - Helicopters A to Z
    John Mateski, Western Helicopter Services, Newberg, Oregon

 

31st Annual Conference (2010)  A Thrifty Forest

  • Investing in Future Forest
    Dan Newton, Newton Forestry, LLC, Roseburg, OR

  • Silvicultural Investments from an Economic Prospective
    Eric Hippler, Plum Creek Timber, Shady Cove, OR

  • Economics, Silviculture & TIMOs
    Paul Chapman, Campbell Timberlands Management, McCloud, CA

  • Marketing Small Material: How Can I Pay for Removing the Stuff that I Don’t Want?
    Bill Turner, Timber Products Company, Yreka, CA

  • The Agent Orange Experience; There, Now Here
    Michael Newton, Ph.D., Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

  • Lowering Costs and Maintaining Quality with Spray Application Technology
    Ed Fredrickson, Thunder Road Resources Co., Redding, CA

  • Atrazine and 2-4,D; What Can We Achieve by Using these Inexpensive Treatments?
    Michael Newton, Ph.D., Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

  • Aerial Application Using GPS
    John Mateski, Western Helicopter Services, Newberg, OR

  • Site Preparation Techniques & Trials
    Jason Warshawer, Roseburg Resource Co., Weed, CA

  • The Economics of Containerized Seedling Production from Seed to Customer
    Kelly Tower, Plum Creek Timberlands, Cottage Grove, OR

  • Multi-Species Plantation
    Tim Collins, Sierra Pacific Industries, Grass Valley, CA

  • Initial Spacing & Thrifty Forests
    Bob Rynearson, Project Forester, W.M. Beaty & Associates, Inc., McArthur, CA

  • Elliot Ranch LOGS Study
    Jianwei Zhang, Ph.D., USDA PSW Research Station, Redding, CA

  • Fire Planning for Young Pine Stands: Rolling the Dice or Investing for Success?
    Dave Young, USDA PSW Research Station, Redding, CA

  • Uses of Vista and Milestone VM Plus in Forestry
    Vanelle Peterson, Dow AgroSciences, Mulino, OR

  • Mentoring and Friendship in our Profession: Lessons from a Life
    Robert F. Powers, Ph.D., Dunsmuir, CA

  • Pesticide Toxicology
    John Lamb, Pharm. D., California Poison Control, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA

  • Communications & Forestry: What a Story
    Bob Mion, California Forestry Association, Sacramento, CA

  • On-line Use Reporting
    John Ingram, Shasta County Department of Agriculture, Redding, CA

 

32nd Annual Conference (2011)  Forests & Fire

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  • Protecting Our Forests & Communities from Catastrophic Wildfire:  Using Traditional Practices to Achieve Modern Objectives 
    Dr. Bob Zybach, Oregon Websites and Watershed Project

  • Current State of the Forest 
    Chris Keithley, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Fire and Resource Assessment Program

  • Moonlight Fire 
    Bob Rynearson, Manager, Land Department, W.M. Beaty & Associates, Inc., Redding, CA

  • How to Manage a Landscape for Fire Resistance 
    Dr. Carl N. Skinner, USDA Forest Service, PSW Research Station

  • Landscape Implementation 
    Leon J. Manich, California Reforestation

  • Velpar ULW, Field Development of a "new" Hexazinone tool in CA Forestry 
    Greg Cox, Timberland Division of Crop Protection Services

  • Breaking the Fire Cycle in Shrub Dominant Communities 
    Dr. Mike Newton, College of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

  • Using Herbicide for Fire Management 
    Erik Jensen, Applied Forest Management

  • Alternatives to Herbicides for Fire Management, DFPZ Maintenance 
    Debbie Mayer, Hat Creek Fire Management Officer, Hat Creek R.D., Lassen National Forest, Fall River Mills, CA

  • Status of Reforestation on California's National Forests
    Mike Landram, USDA Forest Service, Regional Silviculturist

  • Water Quality Waivers for Forestry Operations 
    Gaylon Lee, State Water Quality Control Board

  • Update on DPRs Proposed Surface Waters Protection Regulation 
    Bob Rynearson, Manager, Land Department, W.M. Beaty & Associates, Inc., Redding, CA

  • PPE's and On-Site Inspections 
    Carl Yingst, Shasta County Department of Agriculture

33rd Annual Conference (2012)  Effective Vegetation Management for Plantation Establishment

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34th Annual Conference (2013)  Free to Grow ~ The Ultimate Goal

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35th Annual Conference (2014) Fire Resilient Reforestation

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36th Annual Conference (2015) Managing Forests in a Dynamic Environment

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  • Agenda

  • Keynote:  The Rambunctious Forest
    Emma Maris, Author

  • Historical Vegetation Management Treatments in the Area of the Rim Fire
    Marty Gmelin, USFS

  • Post Fire SIte Prep Techniques Used on Private Lands in the Rim Fire
    Ken Fleming, Reforestation Forester, Sierra Pacific Industries, Inc.

  • Panel Discussion
    Ken Fleming and Marty Gmelin

  • The Central Valley Water Board THP Waiver and Silvicultural Herbicide
    Daniel Whitley, Environmental Scientist, Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board

  • Utility Vegetation Management – The PG&E Program & System Reliability
    Niel E. Fischer, Esq., PG&E Vegetation Management Department

  • Local Collaboration of Fuels Management Efforts within Tehama and Glenn County
    Tom McCubbins, Watershed Coordinator/CEQA Projects Manager, Tehama County Resource Conservation District

  • Vegetation Management in High Population Areas
    Stephen Byrd, Biologist, Southern California Edison

  • Vegetation Management for Fire Protection
    Kevin Conway, Staff Forester, CA State Board of Forestry

  • Predicting Phosphorus Retention with NaF pH, Quantitative Color and Mineralogy in Two Hatlohumult Forest
    Soils of Northern California
    2015 FVMC Dr. Robert Powers Scholarship Recipient: Nichole Besyk, MS Student, Humboldt State University

  • Facilitated Discussion
    Oregon:  Mark Wall, Roseburg Resource Co.
    Coast CA:  Bill Morrison, Soper-Wheeler Co.
    Interior/Cascades CA:  Scott Carnegie, W. M. Beaty & Associates, Inc.
    USFS:  Mark Brown, U.S. Forest Service
    Sierra Nevada’s:  Erik Jensen, Jensen Forest Management LLC

  • Stock Type for a Changing Climate
    Arnaldo Ferriera, Ph.D, Geneticist, Pacific Southwest Region

  • Wildfire and Drought Dynamics Destabilize Carbon Stores of Fire-Suppressed Forests
    Malcolm North, Research Forest Ecologist, USFS, Pacific Southwest Research Station, & Affiliate Professor of Forest Ecology, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis

  • Luncheon Speaker: Water Implications of Various Forest Management Strategies
    Dr. Martha Conklin, Interim Director, Sierra Nevada Research Institute

  • Laws & Regulations Update
    Doug Compton, Asst Ag Commissioner, Tehama County

  • Laws & Regulations Update
    Joe Moreo, Modoc County Ag Commissioner

  • Pindar GT, Milestone trial on PGE: Dow AgroSciences R&D Herbicide Label and Product Performance Updates
    Rick Miller, Sales Rep, DowAgro Sciences

  • Esplanade F: The Upcoming Introduction of Indaziflam into the PNW Forestry Market
    Ed Fredrickson, Research Forester, Thunder Road Resources

  • Reforestation of Harsh Sites
    Bob Rynearson, W. M. Beaty & Associates, Inc.

  • Restricted Material Use: Federal vs State
    Adam Davy, Investigator III, Shasta County Ag Dept. / W&M

  • Forestry Site Preparation and Release with Pindar GT
    Ed Fredrickson, Research Forester, Thunder Road Resources

  • Post Fire Salvage Logging, Soil Erosion and Sediment Delivery
    Cajun James, Ph.D., Sierra Pacific Industries, Inc.

  • Understanding Pesticide Fate for the Protection of Water Resources
    Jeffrey Jenkins, Professor Environmental & Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University

  • The Many Uses of the Department of Pesticide Regulation Pesticide Use Reports Data
    Kimberly Steinmann, Senior Environmental Scientist, CA Dept of Pesticide Regulation

  • Post-Emergent Herbicide Applications as Part of an Integrated Vegetation Management Approach
    Steven Gould, Account Manager, Monsanto

 

37th Annual Conference (2016) Adapting to Challenges of Vegetation Management

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38th Annual Conference (2017) Perceptions, Politics, and Pesticides

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  • Agenda

  • Sustaining Site Productivity: Lessons from 25 yrs of the Long-Term Soil Productivity Experiment
    Dr. Deborah S. Page-Dumroese, Supervisory Research Soil Scientist, USDA Rocky Mtn. Research Station

  • Installation of the LTSP: Getting it on the Ground– Devil’s in the Details
    David Young, Soil Scientist, USDA PSW Research Station

  • Vegetation Control & Site Disturbance Effect on Tree Growth in Young Mixed-Conifer Plantations in California: Two Decades Results
    Dr. Jianwei Zhang, Research Forester, USDA PSW Research Station

  • Detrimental Effects of Compaction on Root Proliferation & Soil Quality: Reality or Myth?
    Dr. Matt Busse, Soil Scientist, USDA PSW Research Station

  • Keynote Speaker– Perception, Politics and Pesticides
    Congressman Doug LaMalfa

  • The Forester’s Guide to Pesticide Risk Assessment or How I learned that a Poison isn’t Always Poisonous
    David Bakke, Pesticide Use Specialist, Pacific Southwest Region , USDA Forest Service

  • CAPCA Update & the Role of the PCA
    Ruthann Anderson, CEO, California Association of Pest Control Advisors

  • Collaboration & Communication, Critical Components for a Successful Vegetation Management Program
    Tim Gibson, Agricultural Commissioner, Plumas & Sierra Counties

  • Frank Aulgur Memorial
    Ed Fredrickson, Thunder Road Resources

  • Facilitated Discussion
    Oregon: Whiteny Schimke, C&D Lumber
    Coast CA: Jim Adams, Green Diamond Resource Co.
    Interior/Cascades CA: Travis Erickson, Collins Timber Company
    Sierra Nevada’s: Mark Pritchard, Sierra Pacific Industries
    Agency: Maria Benech, Stanislaus National Forest

  • Understanding Pesticide Fate for the Protection of Water Resources
    Dr. Jeffrey Jenkins, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University

  • Pesticide Toxicology & Risk Assessment  Dr. Jeffrey Jenkins, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University

  • Update on the Status of the California Biomass Sector
    Tad Mason, CEO, TSS Consultants

  • Luncheon Speaker: Waiver Changes & Implications for Vegetation Management & Herbicides
    George Gentry, VP Regulatory Affairs, California Forestry Association

  • EPA Glyphosate Review
    Steven Gould, Monsanto

  • FSC Certification & Pesticides
    Terry Cundy, Manager Silviculture, Wildlife & Environment, Potlatch Corp.

  • King Fire Reforestation
    Dana Walsh, Silviculturist, El Dorado National Forest

  • Robert F Powers Memorial Scholarship Recipient Research Presentation
    Thomas Stokely PhD Student College of Forestry, Oregon State University

  • Herbicide Modes of Action in Forestry
    Ed Fredrickson, Owner/Researcher, Thunder Road Resources

  • Assessing the Rick of Herbicides on Fish & Wildlife Species
    Joel Trumbo, Senior Enviornmental Scientist, Department of Fish & Wildlife

  • Changes in the Personal Protection Equipment Requirements of Title 3 Section 6738
    Harvard R Fong, Scientist, Department of Pesticide Regulation, Worker Health & Safety

  • Day Fire, Both Sides of the Coin
    Peter Hall, TMO/Silviculturist, Modoc National Forest

  • Tips for Getting Your Agricultural Pest Control Advisors License
    Shaney Emerson, Sales Rep/PCA, Helena Chemical Company

  • Plant Identification for Selective Herbicide Applications
    Jennifer Poore, Lead Botanist, Sierra Pacific Industries

 

39th Annual Conference (2018) Science, Statues & Stewardship

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40th Annual Conference (2019) 40 Years of Growth

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  • Agenda

  • Historical Perspective & Current Trends in Reforestation – Conner Fristoe, Weyerhaeuser
    Video          PowerPoint

  • Research Greatest Hits in the Past 40 Years – Ed Fredrickson, Thunder Road Resources & Mark Gourley
    Video          PowerPoint

  • Introduction to the Revised Reforestation Manual – Bill Stewart, Ph.D., UC Berkeley Coop Ext.
    Video          PowerPoint

  • Reforestation Manual: Introduction-Historical Perspective – Herb Baldwin, Sierra Pacific Industries
    Video          PowerPoint

  • Planning: Small & Large Landowners: Assessing Site Conditions – Jeff Webster, Jefferson Resource Company, Inc.
    Video          PowerPoint

  • Chapter 5 of The California Reforestation Manual: Seed & Cone Handling – Teri Griffis, CAL Fire, Retired
    Video          PowerPoint

  • Robert F. Powers Memorial Scholarship Winner Presentation – Claudio A. Guevara
    Video          PowerPoint

  • Nursery Practices of Growing Conifer Seedlings – Tom Jopson, Cal-Forest Nurseries
    Video          PowerPoint

  • Mechanical Site Prep – Mark Gray, Sierra Pacific Industries
    Video          PowerPoint

  • Conifer Planting – Bob Rynearson, W. M.. Beaty & Associates, Inc.
    Video          PowerPoint

  • Vegetation Management: Chemical Site Prep Sierras/Cascades – Ed Fredrickson, Thunder Road Resources
    Video          PowerPoint

  • Vegetation Management: Chemical Site Prep /Coastal – Bill Morrison, Soper-Wheeler Co.
    Video          PowerPoint

  • Suppliers Update
    Video          PowerPoint

  • Facilitated Discussion
    Coast CA:  Bill Morrison, Soper-Wheeler Co.
    Interior/Cascades CA: Mark Pustejovsky, Sierra Pacific Industries
    Sierra Nevada's:  Rob Fecko, Sierra Pacific Industries
    Agency:  Dana Walsh, USFS
    Oregon:  Mark Gourley
    Video          PowerPoint

  • Chemical Release – Mark Gourley
    Video          PowerPoint

  • Alternatives to Herbicides – Dan Blessing
    Video          PowerPoint

  • Insect & Diseases Affecting Plantations – Don Owens, PhD, Entomologist
    Video          PowerPoint

  • From Where to Where 1980 to 2040 – Dr. Ron Stewart, Deputy Chief, US Forest Service, Retired
    Video          PowerPoint

  • Vertebrate Pest Control – Brad Marks, PacForest Supply
    Video          PowerPoint

  • Forest Management: A Long Term Perspective – Jim Peterson, Evergreen Magazine
    Video          PowerPoint

  • Update on Glyphosate – Jeffrey Jenkins, Dept. of Environmental and Molecularo Toxicology, Oregon State University
    Video          PowerPoint

  • Restricted Material Permits, Operator IDs – Doni Rulofson, Assistant Ag Commissioner, Tehama County Dept of Ag.
    Video          PowerPoint

  • Worker Protection Standards & PPE’s in Forestry – Carol Black Ramsay, Washington State University
    Video         

  • Reforestation of Large Fires – Mark Gray, Sierra Pacific Industries
    Video          PowerPoint

  • Laws & Regulations Updates – Sidney Bastura, CA Dept of Pesticide Regulation
    Video          PowerPoint

  • Water, Water, Everywhere: WOTUS Rule and Waters of State-What the Rules Regulate and How They Impact You – Kari Fischer, Senior Counsel, CA Farm Bureau
    Video          PowerPoint

  • Offsetting Reforestation Costs – Larry Camp, State Board of Equalization, Retired
    Video         

  • Recommendations: Who Needs Them, Who Can Write Them and What’s in Them – Sidney Bastura, CA Dept of Pesticide Regulation
    Video          PowerPoint

  • Volcano Fire Tahoe National Forest: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Phil Aune, US Forest Service, Retired
    Video          PowerPoint

  • Early Lessons Learned:  The Pondosa Burn – Herb Baldwin
    Video          PowerPoint

  • Conclusion:  Best Practices & Future Challenges – Jeff Webster, Jefferson Resource Company, Inc.
    Video         

 

41st Annual Conference (2020) A Clear View of the 800 lb. Gorillas Facing Forest Vegetation Management

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  • Agenda

  • Forest Service Vision for Future Vegetation Management – Xline, USDA, Forest Service Region 5
     

  • California Vision for Future Vegetation Management – Helge Eng, CAL FIRE
    Video          

  • Addressing the Gorilla in the Room:  Vegetation Management – Martin Ritchie, USDA, USFS, Pacific Southwest Research Station
    Video      

  • What Make a Sucessful Fuelbreak? – Ben Newburn, USDA, Forest Service, Shasta-Trinity National Forest
    Video          

  • Local Sucesses and Challenges - Fire Safe Councils & RCDs – Tomas W. Esgate, Lassen County Fire Safe Council and Warren C. Sauer, Pest Management Technology
    Video         

  • Impementation and Maintenance Protocol on the Ground – Mike Aronson, Sierra Pacific Industries
    Video          

  • Tools foor Implementing & Maintaining Fuelbreaks - Mechanical, Grazing, Fire, & Herbicides – Ross Perry & Kelli England, Western Shasta RCD
    Video          

  • Case Studies:  Lessons Learned Over 40 Years – Bob Rynearson, W. M. Beaty & Associates, Inc.
    Video          PowerPoint

  • Status Update of California's Bioenergy Sector (Power, Transportation Fuels, & District Heating) – Tad Mason CEO, TSS Consultants
    Video          

  • Cost Variables - Cost Effectiveness Comparison of Various Vegetation Treatments – Mark Gray, Sierra Pacific Industries
    Video         

  • Carryover Effects of First Rotation Fertilization & Herbicide Treatments on Growth of Second Rotation Ponderosa Pine Plantation – Jianwei Zhang, USDA, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station
    Video          

  • Applying Herbicide with Drones – Brad Anderson, Yamaha Motor Corporation USA
    Video          

  • Supplier Update – Beau Miller, Corteva Agriscience
    Video        

  • Facilitated Discussion - Forest Management Problems and Solutions - Len Lindstrand
     

  • The California Seed Zone Map & Post-Fire Reforestation in a Warmer Future – Jessica Wright, USDA
     

  • Tamm Review - Planting Zone Strategies – Dr. Malcom North, UC Davis
     

  • Rediscovering the Use of Herbicides for Planting Release Treatments on National Forest Land – Maurice Huynh, Mt. Hough District Silviculturist, USDA, Forest Service
     

  • Herbicide Ecotoxicology 101 – Joel Trumbo, CA Department of Fish and Wildlife
     

  • Forestry Herbicides:  Modes of Action – Ed Fredrickson, President, Thunder Road Resources
     

  • Adjuvants & Surfactants:  What are they and how do they affect herbicide efficacy? – Brad Hanson, UC Davis
     

  • Generic vs. Name Brands – Rick Miller, Corteva Agriscience
     

  • Pesticide Laws & Regulations Update – Alicia Scott, California Department of Pesticide Regulations
     

  • Pesticide Regulation 101 - Registration to Enforcement – George Gough, State Government Affairs Lead West, Bayer US Corp Science
     

  • Pesticide Use Monitoring Inspection – Joseph Moreno, Agricultural Commissioner Trinity County & Angela Blanchard, Agricultural Biologist Trinity County
     

  • DPR Violations – Jenn Tiehm, Shasta County Agricultural Commissioners Office
     

  • Esplanade F Herbicide for Effficient Reforestation – Harry Quicke, Western Stewardship/Devvelopment Manager, Bayer
     

  • Transline:  Foresty site-prep and release applications – Beau Miller, Corteva Agriscience