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Fall Spray Tests with Portable Mistblower Against White Pine Weevil

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Applications of water emulsions of 6 percent DDT plus 3 percent sticker (Love 192 or Ortho Spray Sticker) in the fall successfully reduced white pine weevil (Pissodes strobi [Peck]) damage. Weeviling in treated white pine (Pinus strobus L.) plantations was reduced to an average of 4 percent from a pretreatment weeviling of 20 to 33 percent. Although the reduction was not so good as that obtained in spring treatments, the fall provides more time and better weather conditions for treatment.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forest Pest Control Representative, N. Y. State Conservation Department, Albany

Publication date: October 1, 1964

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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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