Tip moth infestation and loblolly pine growth were examined on sandy, loamy and clayey sites in 2-3 year old plantations. Infestations were greatest on loamy sites. Following fertilizer and herbicide applications, tip moth infestations were lowest on fertilized plots following application of phosphorus.
Kulhavy, David; Ross, W. G.; Meeker, James R.; and Tracey, W. David, "Site/stand factors influencing Nantucket pine tip moth in loblolly pine plantations" (1989). Faculty Publications. 235.