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RM-GTR-49: Spruce beetle in the Rockies


Schmid, J. M.; Frye, R. H. 1977. Spruce beetle in the Rockies. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-49. Fort Collins. CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 38 p.

This report summarizes the literature on the spruce beetle in the western United States, primarily in the Rocky Mountains. Information is presented on life history and behavior, host relationships, mortality agents and impacts of infestations. A section on suppression details the current status of chemicals, pheromones, trap trees and silvicultural treatments. The initial steps in managing spruce beetle populations are stated in the final section on beetle management policy.

Keywords: Dendroctonus rufipennis, spruce beetle, bark beetle


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Title: RM-GTR-49: Spruce beetle in the Rockies
Electronic Publish Date: July 15, 2010
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July 15, 2010

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