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Research Note

Title: Field test of lindane against overwintering broods of the western pine beetle

Author: Lyon, Robert L.; Swain, Kenneth M.

Date: 1968

Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-176. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p

Station ID: RN-PSW-176

Description: The 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.

Keywords: Dendroctonus brevicomis, Dendroctonus ponderosae, Ips confusus, Pinus ponderosa, Lindane-ϒ-isomer, residual life, bark beetles, chemical controls, EHC

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Lyon, 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.

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