Current and Proposed Technologies for Bark Beetle Management
Journal of Forestry
Behavioral chemicals that disrupt mating and host tree selection are reducing losses to bark beetles. In the Pacific Northwest, thinning and selection of appropriate species have been the preferred management options, but pheromones - both attractants and antiaggregants - show promise. In the South, where single-species stands are especially vulnerable, inhibitory compounds are visual disruption may deter bark beetles from selecting valuable trees as hosts. In the southeast, managers are combining slash management and thinning with semiochemicals and biological controls.
Goyer, R., Wagner, M. and Schowalter, T. (1998). Current and proposed technologies for bark beetle management. Journal of Forestry, 96(12): 29-33.