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1 February 2003 MCH Released in a Novel Pheromone Dispenser Prevents Spruce Beetle, Dendroctonus rufipennis (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), Attacks in South-central Alaska
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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.

Edward H. Holsten, Patrick J. Shea, and Robert R. Borys "MCH Released in a Novel Pheromone Dispenser Prevents Spruce Beetle, Dendroctonus rufipennis (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), Attacks in South-central Alaska," Journal of Economic Entomology 96(1), 31-34, (1 February 2003). https://doi.org/10.1603/0022-0493-96.1.31
Received: 21 February 2002; Accepted: 1 July 2002; Published: 1 February 2003
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