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Effect of the Pine Needle Scale on Photosynthesis of Scots Pine

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An examination of the feeding sites of pine needle scale on Scots pine revealed that the insects' stylets enter the needle through stomata and terminate in the mesophyll tissue. Chlorotic bands result from this feeding, and photosynthesis is reduced. Forest Sci. 19:109-111.

Keywords: Phenacaspis pinifoliae (Fitch); Pinus sylvestris L; chlorosis; diaspididae

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Manager, Southern Forestry Research, Weyerhaeuser Company, Hot Springs, Ark.

Publication date: June 1, 1973

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

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