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Experimental Ribes Eradication Stanislaus National Forest

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An example of forehandedness is the government's investigation of methods and costs of eradicating currants and gooseberries to control the blister rust disease before it reaches valuable stands of sugar pine in California. The work was begun none too early, for the disease has already spread to the boundaries of that state. In this article the results of initial eradication and re-eradication are compared and costs and recommendations are given. Experience indicates that present methods are so close on the way to perfection and that such further reduction in control costs may be expected as to make the protection of commercial bodies of sugar pine entirely practicable.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Junior Forester, U. S. Bureau of Plant Industry, Office of Blister Rust Control

Publication date: May 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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