In 1983 it was discovered that verbenone is an anti-aggregation pheromone of the mountain pine beetle Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins (Ryker and Yandell 1983), and since this discovery, Dr. John Borden has studied the use of the pheromone to deter attack of this forest pest (Borden 1997; Maclauchlan and Brooks 1999). The research being proposed involves a continuation of studies using anti-aggregation pheromones for the protection of lodgepole pine stands from attack by the mountain pine beetle. In past experiments, Dr. Borden has tested a variety of pheromone cocktails, doses and spacing of release devices to determine the most efficient combination for protecting lodgepole pine stands at minimal cost. John H. Borden and Tracy J. Earl.
Borden, John H., Earl, Tracy J.. 2003. Test of a simplified non-host volatile blend as a supplement to Verbenone in protecting Lodgepole Pines from attack by the Mountain Pine Beetle. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program. Forest Investment Account Report. FIA2003MR140
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: Forest, Investment, Account, (FIA), Dendroctonus, Ponderosae, Biological, Control
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