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Effects of Dimilin® on Diversity and Abundance of Forest Birds

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Dimilin® is used in gypsy moth control programs because of its low toxicity to nontarget vertebrate species and nonpersistence in the environment. While Dimilin® does not appear to directly endanger birds it can reduce populations of invertebrate food items. At the application rate used in this study Dimilin® can be used in forest insect control programs without causing a significant decrease in the overall size or diversity of breeding bird populations. North. J. Appl. For. 4:37-38, Mar. 1987.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, 51 Mill Pond Road, Hamden, CN 06514

Publication date: 1987-03-01

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Northern Journal of Applied Forestry covers northeastern, midwestern, and boreal forests in the United States and Canada.
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