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Evaluation of different harvesting intensities in current uniform shelterwood operations for control of seedling dbarking weevil (Hylobius congener) damage in eastern Nova Scotia: progress report for 2002: Unpublished (unedited) report submitted to Atlantic Land Improvement Contractors Association. 2004. Swift, D.E. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Atlantic Forestry Centre, Fredericton, N.B. 21 + v p.

Year: 2004

Issued by: Atlantic Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 24235

Language: English

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Abstract

The seedling debarking weevil (Hylobius congener Dalla Torre, Schenkling, and Marshall) is considered to be one of the more serious pests to reforestation efforts in the Acadian Forest Region of the Maritime provinces. Recent studies in Europe have shown that seedling damage and mortality from the pine weevil (Hylobius abietis L.) can be reduced by shade from partial harvesting methods. The report documents the establishment and second-year measurements for a shelterwood experiment conducted in eastern Nova Scotia. The purpose of the shelterwood experiment is to investigate the use of shade to control seedling damage and mortality to red spruce (Picea rubens Sarg.) seedlings from the seedling debarking weevil.