The Obligation that Economic Entomology Owes to Forestry

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Forest Entomology has been neglected as compared with insects affecting other crops, despite the enormous losses in our important forest areas. The entomologist has inclined to the belief that forest insects can not be controlled and the forester has usually received more or less impractical advice. The spruce bud worm, the forest tent caterpillar and the larch sawfly are major insect problems as well as the control of pests attacking freshly cut timber, particularly pulp wood. The general effects of poisoning forest areas should be investigated. The method presumably can be used only to a limited extent. A study of ecological relations and the development of improved silvicultural methods is advised.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1923

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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