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Forest pathology and entomology at Fort Valley Experimental Forest

Posted date: March 25, 2009
Publication Year: 
2008
Authors: Geils, Brian W.
Publication Series: 
Proceedings (P)
Source: In: Olberding, Susan D., and Moore, Margaret M., tech. coords. Fort Valley Experimental Forest-A Century of Research 1908-2008. Conference Proceedings; August 7-9, 2008; Flagstaff, AZ. Proc. RMRS-P-55. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 68-80
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Abstract

Forest pathology and entomology have been researched at Fort Valley Experimental Forest throughout its history. The pathogens and insects of particular interest are mistletoes, decay and canker fungi, rusts, bark beetles, and various defoliators. Studies on life history, biotic interactions, impacts, and control have been published and incorporated into silvicultural programs. A brief review of select pathogens and insects illustrates the evolution of research problems, approaches, and applications. Southwestern dwarf mistletoe, a serious pathogen of ponderosa pine, provides a case history of research transitioning from eradication methods for a menacing pest to adaptive management for an ecological keystone species.

Citation

Geils, Brian W. 2008. Forest pathology and entomology at Fort Valley Experimental Forest. In: Olberding, Susan D., and Moore, Margaret M., tech. coords. Fort Valley Experimental Forest-A Century of Research 1908-2008. Conference Proceedings; August 7-9, 2008; Flagstaff, AZ. Proc. RMRS-P-55. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 68-80