Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): B.L. Strom; L.M. Roton; J.L. Hayes; R.A. Goyer
    Date: 1996
    Source: Proceedings: Noth American Forest Insect Work Conference; Forest Entomology: Vision 20:21
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
    PDF: View PDF  (60 KB)

    Description

    Tree protection tactics based on semiochemicals are being investigated by many forest scientists but their consistent effectiveness remains a concern. One approach toward increasing the efficacy of such treatments is to combine semiochemically-based tactics with deterrents that disrupt other cues necessary for host finding and colonization. In this study we attempted to deter colonization of southern pine beetle (SPB), Dendroctonus frontalis, through disruption of the visual stimulus created by a dark, vertical silhouette. White paint was chosen as one easily evaluated deterrent since it is visually dissimilar to loblolly pine bark and readily available.

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to pubrequest@fs.fed.us to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

    Citation

    Strom, B.L.; Roton, L.M.; Hayes, J.L.; Goyer, R.A. 1996. The Prospects of Employing Semiochemical and Visual Deterrents in Protecting Trees from Bark Beetles. Proceedings: Noth American Forest Insect Work Conference; Forest Entomology: Vision 20:21

    Related Search


    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page