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Management Strategies to Reduce Losses from the Southern Pine Beetle

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Southern pine beetle outbreaks have increased in frequency, severity, and distribution during the past 30 yr. Preventive silvicutural practices offer the most promising and long-lasting means of reversing this trend. Procedures are available for ranking the susceptibility of stands to beetle attack. Silvicultural guidelines have been prescribed to lower the probability of attack in stands and reduce potential losses should beetle outbreaks occur. Forest management objectives, stand conditions, regional beetle populations, and possible interactions with other forest pests need to be considered in developing management strategies that can reduce losses from the southern pine beetle. South. J. Appl. For. 17(3):150-154.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: USDA Alexandria Forestry Center, 2500 Shreveport Highway, Pineville, LA 71360

Publication date: 1993-08-01

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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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