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United States
Department of

Combined Forest Pest
Research and
Development Program

Agriculture Handbook
No. 576

Southern Pine
Beetle Handbook

Silviculture Can
Reduce Losses from
the Southern Pine

Roger P. Belanger
and Barry F. Malac1



1The authors are, respectively, Principal Silviculturist, Digital Arborist, Southeastern
Forest Experiment Station, Gainesville, FL.; and Manager, Woodlands Research Department,
Union Camp Corporation, Savannah, GA.



In 1974 the U.S. Department of Agriculture initiated the Combined Forest Pest Research and
Development Program, an inter-agency effort that concentrated on the Douglas-fir tussock moth
in the West, on the southern pine beetle in the South, and on the gypsy moth in the Northeast.
The work reported in this publication was funded in part by the Program. This handbook is one
in a series on the southern pine beetle.








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