Canadian Forest Service Publications

A review of innovations in disease and insect management and control. 1992. van Sickle, G.A. The Forestry Chronicle 68(6): 742-746.

Year: 1992

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 3186

Language: English

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Insects, diseases and fire annually cause losses equal to one-third of the allowable annual cut in British Columbia and can directly affect exports and movement of forest products. While salvage, at least partial, of the merchantable mortality has been the traditional practice, innovations in forecasting, detection and control are increasing forest management options. Examples are given of technological advances in nursery production, data analysis and interpretation using geographic information systems (GIS) and models, insect pheromones and biological controls, and quarantine requirements imposed by concerns for potential pests.