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Article

Publication Date

1978

Abstract

The pattern of southern pine beetle (SPB) attack was examined in two infestations in East Texas to determine the probability of host tree attack (PA) as a function of distance (X) from a recently attacked tree (pheromone source). In an infestation having a low rate of newly attacked trees per day and only a few pheromone sources occurring simultaneously, distance was a critical factor in determining PA. The probability decreased as In X, and was described by the regression model, PA=0.06757- 0.2583 In X. Distance, however, was less critical in a larger infestation which had multiple pheromone sources occurring simultaneously and a high rate of new trees attacked each day. Implications for pheromone control strategies utilizing SPB attractants are discussed. FOREST SCL 24:574-580.

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Posted with permission of the Society of American Foresters

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