LSU AgCenter To Host Lumber Drying Workshop

Todd F. Shupe  |  4/22/2005 12:11:19 AM

News Release Distributed 02/01/05

The LSU AgCenter’s Louisiana Forest Products Development Center will host a comprehensive three-day lumber drying workshop Aug. 17-19.

The workshop, "Drying Lumber For Quality and Profit," will be held at the LSU AgCenter School of Renewable Natural Resources on the university campus in Baton Rouge.

"This workshop will cover the lumber drying process of hardwood and softwood lumber from start to finish," said Dr. Todd Shupe, an LSU AgCenter associate professor who specializes in forest products development. "In addition, participants will gain valuable hands-on experience during the laboratory periods."

Some of the topics to be covered during the workshop include wood-water relations, wood anatomy, EMC-temperature-RH, moisture meters, steam kilns and operation, kiln control principles, drying stress and degrade, statistical process control, trouble shooting, air drying and stain and wood shrinkage.

For more information or to register for the workshop, contact Shupe at (225)578-6432 or tshupe@agcenter.lsu.edu.

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Contact: Todd Shupe at (225) 578-6432 or tshupe@agcenter.lsu.edu

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