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Detecting and Controlling the Southern Pine Beetle

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This article summarizes four USDA agricultural handbooks dealing with detection, evaluation, suppression, and prevention of the southern pine beetle, Dendroctonus frontalis Zimmermann. Among topics covered are aerial location and evaluation of spots, techniques for assigning groundcheck and control priorities, and recommended direct-control techniques. Since the primary thrust of good pest management should be pest prevention by maintaining tree vigor, preventative silviculture guidelines are also presented.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Information Coordinator for the Canada-U.S. (CANUSA) Spruce Budworms Program, Washington, D.C.

Publication date: 1982-08-01

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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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