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Insect Control in Forest Tree Seed Orchards

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Insects are among the principal causes of annual fluctuations of forest tree seed crops in natural stands, in plantations, and in seed orchards. The economic impact of seed-destroying insects is greatest in high-value seed orchards of genetically superior trees. The concepts of insect control in seed orchards are compared with insect control in large forested areas. Present methods of seed orchard insect control are described and future control measures are considered.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Principal Entomologist, Southeastern Forest Exp. Sta., U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Olustee, Fla.

Publication date: 1969-10-01

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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.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

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