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Title: Dutch elm disease control: performance and costs

Author: Cannon, William N., Jr. Jr.; Worley, David P.;

Date: 1980

Source: Res. Pap. NE-457. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 8p.

Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)

Description: Municipal programs to suppress Dutch elm disease have had highly variable results. Performance as measured by tree mortality was unrelated to control strategies. Costs for control programs were 37 to 76 percent less than costs without control programs in the 15-year time-span of the study. Only those municipalities that conducted a high-performance program could be expected to retain 75 percent of their elms for more than 20 to 25 years. Communities that experienced the fewest elm losses had a well founded program, applied it conscientiously and sustained their efforts over the years.

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Cannon, William N., Jr.; Worley, David P. 1980. Dutch elm disease control: performance and costs. Res. Pap. NE-457. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 8p.


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