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How to Manage Eastern White Pine to Minimize Damage from Blister Rust and White Pine Weevil NA-FR-01-93

White pine was once a dominant forest species in the north central and northeastern United States. Following logging in the late 1800's and the early part of this century, two major pests, white pine blister rust, Cronartium ribicola J.C.Fisch., and white pine weevil, Pissodes strobi (Peck), combined to reduce the value of white pine. Blister rust was introduced into North America. The weevil is a native insect whose populations and damage increased greatly in newly established plantations following logging and in stands that originated from natural seeding of abandoned farmland.

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1993
ID: 
NA-FR-01-93
Author: 
Steven Katovich, Entomologist, USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry Manfred Mielke, Forest Health Specialist, USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry
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Insects and Diseases
How to Manage Eastern White Pine to Minimize Damage from Blister Rust and White Pine Weevil NA-FR-01-93
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