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RMRS-RN-13: Diesel fuel oil for increasing mountain pine beetle mortality in felled logs
Mata, S. A.; Schmid, J. M.; Leatherman, D. A. 2002. Diesel fuel oil for increasing mountain pine beetle mortality in felled logs. Res. Note RMRS-RN-13. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 4 P.
Diesel fuel oil was applied to mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins) infested bolts of ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Lawson) in early June. Just prior to the fuel oil application and 6 weeks later, 0.5 ft2 bark samples were removed from each bolt and the numbers of live beetles counted. Beetle survival was 8.3% in bolts arranged in a single layer and 4.8% in bolts arranged in 2 layers.
Keywords: diesel fuel, mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae, ponderosa pine, Pinus ponderosa, logs, mortality
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Electronic Publish Date: October 25, 2007
Last Update: October 25, 2007
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