Title: Optimal Level of Expenditure to Control the Southern Pine Beetle
Author: de Steiguer, Joseph E.; Hedden, Roy L.; Pye, John M.
Source: Res. Pap. SE-263. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 32 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Description: Optimal level of expenditure to control damage to commercial timber stands by the southern pine beetle was determined by models that simulated and analyzed beetle attacks during a typical season for 11 Southern States. At a real discount rate of 4 percent, maximized net benefits for the Southern region are estimated at about $50 million; at 10 percent, more than $30 million. Methods and costs for detection, evaluation, and suppression of beetle infestation are discussed. Tables of optimal level for the 11 States are included.
Keywords: Dendroctonus frontalis, clem beetle, overfligt, beam, cut and leave, cut and salvage, presuppression flights
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de Steiguer, Joseph E.; Hedden, Roy L.; Pye, John M. 1987. Optimal Level of Expenditure to Control the Southern Pine Beetle. Res. Pap. SE-263. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 32 p.
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