Title: Exotic pests: major threats to forest health
Author: Bridges, J. Robert;
Source: In: L. G. Eskew, comp. Forest health through silviculture: proceedings of the 1995 National Silviculture Workshop, Mescalero, New Mexico, May 8-11, 1995. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-267. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station: 105-113
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Description: Over 360 exotic forest insects and about 20 exotic diseases have become established in the U.S. Many of these organisms have become serious pests, causing great economic impacts and irreversible ecological harm. Despite efforts to exclude exotic species, forest insects and disease organisms continue to be introduced at a rather rapid rate. In the last few years, one disease organism and six forest insects have been introduced or discovered in the U.S. Some of these organisms have the potential to become serious pests. Preventing introductions of exotic organisms is a global problem that requires international cooperation. Rigorous quarantine protocols should be developed for all types of forest products, and monitoring progams are needed to detect new introductions. Lists of exotic species of quarantine significance should be developed to assist in assessing the risks of future introductions and in developing ways to prevent or eradicate exotic pests.
Keywords: forest health, forest pests, insect pests, exotic species, diseases, pest control
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Bridges, J. Robert 1995. Exotic pests: major threats to forest health. In: L. G. Eskew, comp. Forest health through silviculture: proceedings of the 1995 National Silviculture Workshop, Mescalero, New Mexico, May 8-11, 1995. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-267. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station: 105-113
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