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Insect problems of Araucaria plantations in Papua New Guinea and Australia

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Wylie, F. R. (1982) Insect problems of Araucaria plantations in Papua New Guinea and Australia. Australian Forestry, 45 (2). pp. 125-131. ISSN 0004-9158

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Article Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/00049158.1982.10674343


Several insect pests in established plantations of Araucaria are discussed, and the influence of tree age, site quality, provenance, climatic conditions and natural enemies on the severity of infestation and extent of damage are outlined. There are few insect pests in plantations of A. bidwillii and A. hunsteinii, but insect problems have been encountered with A. cunninghamii, particularly in Papua New Guinea. However, these problems should not deter trials of A. curtninghamii in other areas. Diversification of planting fronts, retention of areas of natural vegetation adjacent to plantations and avoidance of replanting marginal sites are recommended to minimise pest problems.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Plant pests and diseases
Forestry > Conservation and protection
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