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Timing of Trunk-Implanted Acephate for Protection of Douglas-Fir from Defoliation by the Western Spruce Budworm

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The effectiveness of implanting acephate in boles of superior Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca) to protect them from defoliation by western spruce budworm (Choristoneura occidentalis) and spruce cone-worm (Dioryctria reniculelloides) was investigated. April treatment afforded greater foliage protection than May treatment. November treatment was as effective as April in protecting trees from defoliation. Treatment in fall would be more efficient than in spring because of better road access and more favorable weather conditions. West. J. Appl. For. 3(4):126-128, October 1988.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Pacific Northwest Region, USDA Forest Service, Portland, OR 92708

Publication date: 1988-10-01

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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 Western Journal of Applied Forestry covers the western United States, including Alaska, and western Canada; WJAF will also consider manuscripts reporting research in northern Mexico that has potential application in the southwestern United States.
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