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Title: Using pheromones in the management of bark beetle outbreaks

Author: Bakke, Alf;

Date: 1991

Source: In: Baranchikov, Yuri N.; Mattson, William J.; Hain, Fred P.; Payne, Thomas L., eds. Forest Insect Guilds: Patterns of Interaction with Host Trees; 1989 August 13-17; Abakan, Siberia, U.S.S.R. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-153. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 371-377

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: Identification of aggregation pheromones and field experiments using synthetic components have given scientists a better understanding of the behavior of many bark beetles. They have also yielded more effective weapons with which to control outbreaks of aggressive pest species. Synthetic pheromone components are commercially available for control of many species (Borden 1985) and are used in forestry practice in several areas of the world (Vité and Francke 1985). The pheromone may be used as part of an integrated pest management program: for mass trapping, for monitoring of beetle populations, and for inhibition/disruption of beetle infestation. During the last 10 years we acquired valuable knowledge about the potential of pheromones for practical use. This paper summarizes some of the experience we have gained in our work with the spruce bark beetle, Ips typographus.

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Bakke, Alf 1991. Using pheromones in the management of bark beetle outbreaks. In: Baranchikov, Yuri N.; Mattson, William J.; Hain, Fred P.; Payne, Thomas L., eds. Forest Insect Guilds: Patterns of Interaction with Host Trees; 1989 August 13-17; Abakan, Siberia, U.S.S.R. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-153. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 371-377

 


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