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Effectiveness of polyethylene sheeting in controlling spruce beetles (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) in infested stacks of spruce firewood in Alaska.Author(s): Edward H. Holsten; Richard A. Werner
Source: Res. Pap. PNW-RP-466. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 6 p
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionCovering stacks of spruce firewood with either clear or black polyethylene sheeting does not raise log temperatures high enough to kill spruce beetle brood in the logs. Based on the results of this study, we do not recommend the use of polyethylene sheeting as a remedial measure for the reduction of spruce beetle brood in infested firewood or log decks in south-central Alaska.
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CitationHolsten, Edward H.; Werner, Richard A. 1993. Effectiveness of polyethylene sheeting in controlling spruce beetles (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) in infested stacks of spruce firewood in Alaska. Res. Pap. PNW-RP-466. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 6 p
KeywordsInsects, spruce beetle, Dendroctonus rufipennis, Picea spp., firewood polyethylene sheeting, lethal temperatures, Alaska (south-central)
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