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Title: Proceedings of the symposium on current research on wood-destroying organisms and future prospects for protecting wood in use; September 13, 1989; Bend, OR.
Author: Haverty, Michael I.; Wilcox, W. Wayne, technical coordinators
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-128. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station; 65 p.
Station ID: GTR-PSW-128
Description: In 1989 the Western International Forest Disease Work Conference and the Western Forest Insect Work Conference met jointly in Bend, Oregon, during the week of September 11-15, 1989. One of the 90-minute, concurrent workshops scheduled during this period was a discussion of the biology and present and future control strategies of wood-destroying organisms. This subject area has not traditionally been of concern to these two organizations, either as it might relate to protection of wood in use or to the degradation of wood in a forest environment. It was felt that many of the professionals attending the meeting would be interested in a discussion of current research in the general area of wood-destroying organisms and the future for protection of wood in service. To ensure sufficient participation by knowledgeable pathologists and entomologists, the technical coordinators organized a day-long technical session on wood-destroying organisms, which emphasized state-of-the-art and future research needs and control practices. The subjects presented included: research on wood decay by the USDA Forest Service, new developments in wood-deterioration research from the International Research Group on Wood Preservation, methods for nondestructive evaluation of infestations and infections of wood-destroying insects and decay in structures, role of termites in forest management in Australia, chemotaxonomy of termites, agonistic behavior of termites, tunneling behavior of subterranean termites, bait/toxicant strategies for control of subterranean termites, and training of the pest control industry to utilize the new technologies.
Key Words: wood biodeterioration, decay mechanisms, fungi, biosystematics, nondestructive evaluation, acoustic emission, termites, Australian forests, cuticular hydrocarbons, agonistic behavior, semiochemicals, tunneling behavior, foraging behavior, termiticides, bait toxicants
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Front Matter and Table of Contents
Front Matter 1.0 MB
Current Research on Wood Decay in the USDA Forest Service 133 KB
Burdsall Jr., Harold H.
New Developments in Wood-Destroying Organisms from the International Research Group on Wood Preservation 107 KB
Schmidt, Elmer L.
Need for Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) in the Detection of Decay in Structures 1.1 MB
Wilcox, W. Wayne
Termites and Forest Management in Australia 1.1 MB
Ewart, Don McG.
Cuticular Hydrocarbons: Species and Population-Level Discrimination in Termites KB
Haverty, Michael I.; Page, Marion; Thorne, Barbara L.; Escoubas, Pierre
An Assessment of the Potential Uses of Agonistic Behaviors in Termite Control 693 KB
Thorne, Barbara L.; Haverty, Michael I.
Factors Affecting the Tunneling Behavior of the Western Subterranean Termite, Reticulitermes Hesperus Banks 166 KB
Smith, James L.; Rust, Michael K.
The Potential of Using Acoustical Emission to Detect Termites Within Wood 106 KB
Lewis, Vernard R.; Lemaster, Richard L.
Direct Colony Baiting of Termite Colonies: A Tool for Ecological Studies 127 KB
Ewart, Don McG.
Behavioral Ecology of Subterranean Termites and Implications for Control 144 KB
Grace, J. Kenneth
Baiting Techniques for Control of Coptotermes Species Within Existing Buildings in Australia 200 KB
Population Suppression of Subterranean Termites by Slow-Acting Toxicants 138 KB
Su, Nan-Yao; Scheffrahn, Rudolf H.
How Do We Advise the Pest Control Industry in the Post-Organochlorine Era? 195 KB
Discussion 168 KB
Haverty, Michael I.; Wilcox, W. Wayne, technical coordinators 1991. Proceedings of the symposium on current research on wood-destroying organisms and future prospects for protecting wood in use; September 13, 1989; Bend, OR. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-128. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station; 65 p.
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