Skip to Main Content
Field test of lindane against overwintering broods of the western pine beetleAuthor(s): Robert L. Lyon; Kenneth M. Swain
Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-176. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
PDF: View PDF (815.55 KB)
DescriptionThe insecticide lindane, applied on bark any time of the year, can effectively destroy broods of the western pine beetle. It may also be effective the year round on the mountain pine beetle, the California five-spined ips, and probably other California species of bark beetles. In tests on the Sierra National Forest, lindane sprays formulated at 1.5 percent concentration in diesel oil killed 86.9 to 99.4 percent of western pine beetle broods overwintering in ponderosa pine logs.
- You may send email to email@example.com 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.
CitationLyon, Robert L.; Swain, Kenneth M. 1968. Field test of lindane against overwintering broods of the western pine beetle. Res. Note PSW-RN-176. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p.
KeywordsDendroctonus brevicomis, Dendroctonus ponderosae, Ips confusus, Pinus ponderosa, Lindane-ϒ-isomer, residual life, bark beetles, chemical controls, EHC
- Fire-injured ponderosa pine provide a pulsed resource for bark beetles
- Bugs in the system: development of tools to minimize ponderosa pine losses from western pine beetle infestations
- Mountain pine beetle dynamics and reproductive success in post-fire lodgepole and ponderosa pine forests in northeastern Utah
XML: View XML