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Detecting and Aerially Evaluating Southern Pine Beetle Outbreaks--Operational Guides

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Abstract:

When southern pine beetle (SPB) populations reach high levels in the Gulf Coast region, aerial detection crews often report more infestations than ground personnel can promptly handle. Based on information from detection and control records, in combination with knowledge of beetle habits, operational guidelines are presented for setting realistic ground-check priorities during detection flights and for periodically reevaluating uncontrolled infestations from the air.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Principal entomologist and head, Forest Pest Control Section, Texas Forest Service, Lufkin

Publication date: 1979-05-01

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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 Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
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