United States Department of Agriculture
Pine butterfly defoliation of ponderosa pine. (Credit: Doug Westlind)
The objective of the Insects, Pathogens, and Stressors Team is to conduct research and transfer technology on current and emerging scientific topics in entomology, plant pathology, and invasive plant biology. The team's goal is to provide new technology and information to improve forest health and management for public and private landowners.
Study area for a season and interval of burning study. (Credit: Doug Westlind)Researchers controlling Scotch broom in a Douglas-fir plantation. (Credit: Tim Harrington)Scotch broom reinvading a 10-year-old tree stand. (Credit: Tim Harrington)Team researchers assessing beargrass population demographics. (Credit: James Dollins)
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