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Research results from M. Lof and co-authors update knowledge of forest entomology
February 26th, 2009
"1 Short-snouted weevils, including Strophosoma spp. and related species, may damage tree seedlings. We investigated the damage caused by these weevils feeding on seedlings of seven tree species planted in clear-cuts and under shelterwoods with three densities (control, dense, and sparse). 2 There were no pronounced differences in damage caused by short-snouted weevils in the various shelterwood densities," investigators in Alnarp, Sweden report.
"Most feeding occurred in the clear-cuts during the first year, whereas more seedlings were damaged in the shelterwoods of all densities in the second year. In the third year, virtually no feeding occurred in either the clear-cuts...
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Source: Agriculture Week (2009-02-26)