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In defense of the concept of direct control of mountain pine beetle populations in lodgepole pine: Some modern approaches. 1978. Whitney, H.S.; Safranyik, L.; Muraro, S.J.; Dyer, E.D.A. Pages 159-164 in D.L. Kibbee, A.A. Berryman, G.D. Amman, and R.W. Stark, Editors. Proceedings of Symposium on Theory and Practice of Mountain Pine Beetle Management in Lodgepole Pine Forests, April 25-27, 1978. Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Year: 1978

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 1837

Language: English

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The strategy and tactics of direct control of the mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins) are reviewed and the absolute requirement for detection of incipient infestations and diligence in treatment application is reiterated. Modern approaches to the use of explosives, the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana (Balsam) Vuillemin, improvements in standing single tree burning, a mechanical debarker and microwave power are described. The current and future needs for direct control are discussed.