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Title Slow the spread [electronic resource] : a national program to manage the gypsy moth / [Patrick C. Tobin, editor and contributing author; Laura M. Blackburn, editor].

Imprint Newtown Square, PA : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station, c2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  A 13.88:GTR-NRS-6    ---  Available
Description viii, 109 pages : digital, PDF file
Series General technical report NRS ; 6
General technical report NRS ; 6.
System Details Mode of access: Internet from the Forest Service web site.
Note Title from Web page (viewed on Nov. 1, 2007).
"April 2007."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 101-109).
Contents 1. In the beginning: gypsy moth in the United States / Michael L. McManus -- 2. Population biology of gypsy moth spread / Andrew M. Liebhold, Alexei A. Sharov, and Patrick C. Tobin -- 3. Gypsy moth population monitoring and data collection / E. Anderson Roberts and Amos H. Ziegler -- 4. The decision algorithm: selection of and recommendation for potential problem areas / Patrick C. Tobin and Alexei A. Sharov -- 5. The decision algorithm: project evaluation / Patrick C. Tobin, Alexei A. Sharov, and Kevin W. Thorpe -- Data management and information delivery / Amos H. Ziegler and E. Anderson Roberts -- Project organization, planning and operations / Donna S. Leonard.
Summary The gypsy moth is a destructive, nonindigenous pest of forest, shade, and fruit trees that was introduced into the United States in 1869, and is currently established throughout the Northeast and upper Midwest. The Slow the Spread Program is a regional integrated pest management strategy that aims to minimize the rate of gypsy moth spread into uninfested areas. The premise of the Slow the Spread Program is to deploy extensive grids of pheromone-baited traps (>100,000 traps per year) along the expanding population front to identify and subsequently eradicate newly establishing populations to prevent them from growing, coalescing, and contributing to the progression of the population front. This report provides a brief history of the gypsy moth in North America, describes the dynamics of gypsy moth spread, and then details the technological and operational aspects of implementing the Slow the Spread Program.
Subject Gypsy moth -- Integrated control -- United States.
Added Author Tobin, Patrick C., 1969-
Blackburn, Laura.
United States. Forest Service. Northern Research Station.
Gpo Item No. 0083-B-06 (online)
Sudoc No. A 13.88:GTR-NRS-6

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