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Using silviculture to minimize gypsy moth impactsAuthor(s): Kurt W. Gottschalk
Source: In: Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Twery, Mark J.; Smith, Shirley I., eds. Proceedings, U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency gypsy moth research review 1990; East Windsor, CT. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-146. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station: 132.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionSeveral studies are underway to test and evaluate the use of silvicultural treatments to minimize gypsy moth impacts. Treatment objectives are to change stand susceptibility to gypsy moth defoliation or stand vulnerability to damage after defoliation. Decision charts have been developed to help forest and land managers to select the appropriate treatment for their forest and insect conditions. Extensive plots to test silvicultural manipulations have been and are being established by several state organizations including the West Virginia Division of Forestry, Ohio Division of Forestry, Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, and several private companies and consulting foresters. Other states (Michigan, Indiana, Virginia) are close to establishing plots. These extensive plots will be monitored for gypsy moth defoliation and mortality which will be used to compare with control stands in the same areas.
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CitationGottschalk, Kurt W. 1991. Using silviculture to minimize gypsy moth impacts. In: Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Twery, Mark J.; Smith, Shirley I., eds. Proceedings, U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency gypsy moth research review 1990; East Windsor, CT. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-146. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station: 132.
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