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Expanded Gypsy Moth Research and Development Program

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Since it was introduced into New England in 1869, the gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar L., has slowly spread through the oak-hickory forests to the south and west and continues to be the most serious forest insect problem in the East. Work on the moth was increased substantially in 1971 to cope with a region-wide outbreak in the Northeast, and in 1975 it was accelerated through the USDA Combined Forest Pest Research and Development Program. New technology from the program is being incorporated into an integrated system for managing this insect.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Coordinator of the USDA Expanded Gypsy Moth Research and Development Program, Hamden, Connecticut

Publication date: March 1, 1978

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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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