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Microbial control of wood-boring insects attacking forest and shade treesAuthor(s): Ann E. Hajek; Leah S. Bauer
Source: In: Lacey, Lawrence A.; Kaya, Harry K.; eds. Field manual of techniques in invertebrate pathology. Chapter VII-10. Secaucus, NJ: Springer: 505-533.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionWood-boring insect pests that feed on the bark, phloem, or xylem (wood) of living trees pose unique management challenges because their immature stages live in cryptic, often inaccessible, habitats within host trees. The eggs of wood borers are laid in or on tree trunks, branches, terminal shoots, or roots. After the eggs hatch, neonates tunnel in and feed on internal target tissues, making infestation both difficult and expensive to detect and control.
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CitationHajek, Ann E.; Bauer, Leah S. 2007. Microbial control of wood-boring insects attacking forest and shade trees. In: Lacey, Lawrence A.; Kaya, Harry K.; eds. Field manual of techniques in invertebrate pathology. Chapter VII-10. Secaucus, NJ: Springer: 505-533.
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