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MCH Released in a Novel Pheromone Dispenser Prevents Spruce Beetle, Dendroctonus rufipennis (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), Attacks in South-central Alaska

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2003

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Holsten, Edward H., Shea, Patrick J., and Borys, Robert R., 2003, MCH Released in a Novel Pheromone Dispenser Prevents Spruce Beetle, Dendroctonus rufipennis (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), Attacks in South-central Alaska: Journal of economic entomology, v. 96, no. 1, p. 31-34.

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Field tests of 3-methyl-2-cyclohexen-1-one (MCH), the antiaggregation pheromone of the spruce beetle, Dendroctonus rufipennis Kirby, were conducted in south-central Alaska in stands of Lutz spruce, Picea x lutzii Little, and Sitka spruce, P. sitchensis (Bong.) Carr. The deployment of MCH in a novel releaser significantly reduced trap catches and spruce beetle attacks on standing live spruce by 96 and 87%, respectively. The results of this study demonstrate the first successful field test of MCH in Alaska for the prevention of spruce beetle attacks on standing, live spruce. Bark beetlesDendroctonus rufipennissemiochemicalsantiaggregationPicea spAK (south-central)© 2003 The Entomological Society of America

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