Canadian Forest Service Publications

Water sprinkling of log decks to reduce emergence of mountain pine beetle in lodgepole pine. 1982. McMullen, L.H.; Betts, R.E. The Forestry Chronicle 58(5): 205-206.

Year: 1982

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 2180

Language: English

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Abstract

Water sprinkling of lodgepole pine logs infested by mountain pine beetle with soaker-hoses on the surface of log decks, reduced survival of pupae and young adults to 5% compared with 93% in control decks. The technique provides a useful alternative to other methods of reducing hazard from the insect to pine stands surrounding log storage areas.