Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service

Research & Development Treesearch

Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern Research Station
Help - We Participate  Government Made Easy

Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

View PDF (19 KB bytes)

Title: Pest Control For Container-Grown Longleaf Pine

Author: Enebak, Scott; Carey, Bill;

Date: 2002

Source: In: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-56. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. p. 43-46

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

   Note: This article is part of a larger document. View the larger document

Description: Several insect, weed, and disease pests are discussed that have been observed affecting container-grown longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) seedlings. The available tools to minimize the effects of these pests are limited to a few select insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides. Extreme care should be taken to ensure that the chemical chosen is used within the recommended guidelines and used with proper equipment. Accurate identification of the pest is important to ensure that the correct remedy is chosen. When growing longleaf pine seedlings in containers, pest prevention is cheaper than crisis intervention. Care should be taken to use the best available clean seed and potting media, to clean containers between crops, and to prevent stress by using the right amount of irrigation water. A list of pesticides is given to aid the grower in selecting the proper tool for pest problems.

Publication Notes:

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
  • You may send email to to request a hard copy of this publication. (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)



Enebak, Scott; Carey, Bill 2002. Pest Control For Container-Grown Longleaf Pine. In: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-56. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. p. 43-46


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.