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Effect of Fertilization on Western Spruce Budworm Feeding in Young Western Larch Stands

Author(s):

Wyman C. Schmidt
David G.  Gellin

Year:

1983

Publication type:

Paper (invited, offered, keynote)

Primary Station(s):

Northern Research Station

Historical Station(s):

Northeastern Research Station

Source:

In: Talerico, Robert L.; Montgomery, Michael, tech. coords. Proceedings, forest defoliator--host interactions: A comparison between gypsy moth and spruce budworms; 1983 April 5-7; New Haven, CT. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-85. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station: 87-95.

Description

This study evaluated effects of fertilization of young western larch stands on western spruce budworm feeding in Montana. Various combinations of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium resulted in nearly double the amount of feeding by western spruce budworm larvae, with nitrogen eliciting the most response. Larch growth response to fertilization can be negated by increases in budworm feeding.

Citation

Schmidt, Wyman C.; Gellin, David G. . 1983. Effect of Fertilization on Western Spruce Budworm Feeding in Young Western Larch Stands. In: Talerico, Robert L.; Montgomery, Michael, tech. coords. Proceedings, forest defoliator--host interactions: A comparison between gypsy moth and spruce budworms; 1983 April 5-7; New Haven, CT. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-85. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station: 87-95.

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