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Diesel fuel oil for increasing mountain pine beetle mortality in felled logsAuthor(s): S. A. Mata; J. M. Schmid; D. A. Leatherman
Source: Res. Note RMRS-RN-13. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 4 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionDiesel fuel oil was applied to mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins) infested bolts of ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Lawson) in early June. Just prior to the fuel oil application and 6 weeks later, 0.5 ft2 bark samples were removed from each bolt and the numbers of live beetles counted. Beetle survival was 8.3% in bolts arranged in a single layer and 4.8% in bolts arranged in 2 layers.
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CitationMata, S. A.; Schmid, J. M.; Leatherman, D. A. 2002. Diesel fuel oil for increasing mountain pine beetle mortality in felled logs. Res. Note RMRS-RN-13. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 4 p.
Keywordsdiesel fuel, mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae, ponderosa pine, Pinus ponderosa, logs, mortality
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