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The European Pine Shoot Moth in Red Pine Plantations

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That the American forester must also be a good entomologist is indicated in this article. As soon as he has removed one obstacle to reforestation a new one appears. In this instance the author discusses the prospect of serious loss in red pine plantations due to an insect immigrant whose work seriously injures the terminal buds and stunts growth of many species of the yellow pine group. He gives some details on life history, habits, hosts and methods of control. Inasmuch as the European shoot moth will attack also western yellow pine, its spread is of national concern. Foresters, therefore, should acquaint themselves with it early to be better able to combat it.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Instructor in Forest Entomology, Yale School of Forestry and Assistant Entomologist, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

Publication date: April 1, 1931

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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