Managing Sirex noctilio populations in Patagonia (Argentina): silviculture and biological control

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  • Authors: Villacide, José; Fischbein, Deborah; Jofré, Nélida; Corley, Juan.
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Publication Series: Other
  • Source: In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2010. Proceedings. 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010; 2010 January 12-15; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-75. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 141.

Abstract

Sirex noctilio is a primitive wood boring solitary wasp with a univoltine life cycle. Characteristic of this species is the occurrence of severely damaging, pulse-like eruptive population outbreaks. During outbreaks, the damage to pine plantations can be severe; tree mortality may reach levels close to 80 percent. Outbreak behavior is thus important when designing management strategies to minimize the impact of woodwasps on the forest resources.

  • Citation: Villacide, José; Fischbein, Deborah; Jofré, Nélida; Corley, Juan. 2010. Managing Sirex noctilio populations in Patagonia (Argentina): silviculture and biological control. In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2010. Proceedings. 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010; 2010 January 12-15; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-75. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 141.
  • Posted Date: April 21, 2011
  • Modified Date: April 21, 2011
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