Root Disease Management Course - Introduction and Overview


DAY 1 - Classroom Session 1 Participant Objectives:
 Introduction, Overview, Expectations, Preparation - About 10 minutes  Understand the skills which should be obtained through this course
 COURSE INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW  LECTURE, ABOUT 10 MINUTES
 Instructions  Key Points  Visual Aid

You and your participants should perform a few brief introductions to "break the ice".

You should take this opportunity to assess the general skill level of your participants; this may impact the emphasis which you place on various sections of the course.

 INTRODUCTION

Introduce yourself, and talk about your experience/credentials in root disease management.

Have your participants introduce themselves and briefly explain why they are attending and what they expect to gain from the course.

 

 The intent of this section is to briefly explain the main points which will be covered in the course and the order in which they will be presented .

The key points here refer to the default presentation. If you deviate from this, make sure you choose the right overhead, revise these key points, and make your plans clear to your participants.

 OVERVIEW OF COURSE


Classroom Session One (lecture, discussion, exercise), about 3 hrs.

Familiarization with the Forest Practices Code Root Disease Management Guidebook, the new "bible" of root disease management in British Columbia

The role and impact of root disease

Step 1 of the Five-Phase Management Process (Landscape Level Hazard and Risk Assessment)

Root disease identification in class


Field Session One (hands-on experience), 4 hrs.

Root Disease identification in the field

Optional: In Field Session 1, you may also want to introduce participants to the Silviculture Prescription Walkthrough Reconnaissance (Step 2 of the Five-Phase Management Process) and Disease Assessment and Stratification Survey (Step 3); participants will actually be practicing these skills in Field Session 2.


Classroom Session Two (lecture, discussion, exercise), about 1.5 hrs

The Five-Phase Root Disease Management Process:

  • Step 1. Landscape Level Hazard and Risk Assessment (review)

  • Step 2. Silviculture Prescription Walkthrough Reconnaissance

  • Step 3. Disease Assessment and Stratification Survey

  • Step 4. Future Stand Risk Assessment

  • Step 5. Evaluation and Final Prescription


Field Session Two (hands-on experience), about 4 hrs.

The Five-Phase Root Disease Management

Process with emphasis on Steps 2 and 3a/b:

Step 2. Silviculture Prescription Walkthrough Reconnaissance

Step 3a and 3b. Disease Assessment Survey and Stratification


Classroom Session Three (lecture, discussion, exercise), about 3 hrs.

The Five-Phase Root Disease Management Process with emphasis on Steps 4 and 5:

Step 4. Future Stand Risk Assessment

Step 5. Evaluation and Final Prescription

Participants will work with the observations and data obtained during Field Session Two to:

Step 4. Perform a Future Stand Risk Assessment

Step 5. Perform a disease evaluation and develop a final prescription.

 OH 1 (a or b)

 

 

 

 

 

 


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