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Pest-Control Decisions by Decision-Tree Analysis

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Abstract:

Pest-control decisions are often made under conditions of uncertainty and without consideration of all the alternatives. A decision-tree approach makes it possible to determine the best alternatives without resolving the uncertainty. The method can be used to decide which of various gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar (L.)., control alternatives has the lowest expected cost.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Forester at the Forest Insect and Disease Laboratory of the Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, Hamden, Connecticut

Publication date: 1978-01-01

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