publication . Doctoral thesis . 2009

Pine weevil feeding in Scots pine and Norway spruce regenerations

Wallertz, Kristina;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Country: Sweden
Damage caused by the pine weevil, Hylobius abietis (L) feeding on conifer seedlings is a major problem in reforested areas in many parts of Europe. The adult weevil feeds on the stem-bark of young seedlings, frequently killing a large proportion of newly planted seedlings. The aims of the studies underlying this thesis were to investigate whether additional food supplies could decrease the damage caused by pine weevil to seedlings, and to determine whether access to extra food might explain why seedlings beneath shelter trees receive less damage from pine weevils compared to seedlings planted in a clear-cutting. A survey was conducted to study what effect removi...
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