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Some recent developments in white-pine weevil research in the NortheastAuthor(s): H. A. Jaynes
Source: Station Paper NE-105. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 1-6
Publication Series: Science Perspectives (SP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionEastern white pine is one of the most important sawtimber species in the Northeast. This species would have still greater potential value were it not for the white-pine weevil, Pissodes strobi (Peck), its most serious insect pest. This is a native insect that occurs throughout the range of eastern white pine. A large percentage of the white pines in natural stands and plantations have been attacked once or more; and the crooks or forks that result from attack greatly reduce the quality and quantity of timber that such stands produce.
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CitationJaynes, H. A. 1958. Some recent developments in white-pine weevil research in the Northeast. Station Paper NE-105. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 1-6
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