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Current and Proposed Technologies for Bark Beetle Management

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Behavioral chemicals that disrupt mating and host tree selection are reducing losses to bark beetles. In the Pacific Northwest, thinning and selection of appropriate species have been the preferred management options, but pheromones--both attractants and antiaggregants--show promise. In the South, where single-species stands are especially vulnerable, inhibitory compounds and visual disruption may deter bark beetles from selecting valuable trees as hosts. In the Southwest, managers are combining slash management and thinning with semiochemicals and biological controls.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor, Department of Entomology, Oregon State University, Corvallis

Publication date: December 1, 1998

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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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