Posts Tagged ‘beetle’

Beetle-prevention program earns national recognition

STARKVILLE — The Mississippi State University Extension Service recently gained national recognition for a program designed to protect the state’s timberlands from an insect pest. The Mississippi Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program received the 2012 Family Forests Education Award at the Society of American Foresters’ national convention, held in Spokane, Wash. The honor is given […] [...]

Solid prices, beetles prompting timber owners to harvest

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Landowners debating the timing for their next timber sale should send trees to the market sooner, rather than later. James Henderson, assistant forestry professor with Mississippi State University’s Extension Service, said increases in housing starts are contributing to gradual timber price improvements, but better reasons to harvest could be related to insects […] [...]

Foresters warn landowners of spread of Southern pine beetles

by Associated Press Published: July 9,2012

Tags: agriculture, beetle, forest, forester, forestry, habitat, insect, lumber, pest, timber, tree, wood

SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI — Southern pine beetle populations are on the rise in southwest Mississippi, and foresters are warning of a potential outbreak and urging landowners to be on the lookout for the tree-killing pests. The Mississippi Forestry Commission says populations of the borer beetles that attack and kill live trees are increasing in the area […] [...]

Scientists take aim at destructive beetle

by Wally Northway Published: March 17,2010

Tags: beetle, forest, MSU, pest

STARKVILLE — A new program at Mississippi State University (MSU) is looking at new ways to stop a pest that kills an estimated 12 million cubic feet of the state’s pine forest annually. Research efforts usually focus on early-detection methods and control mechanisms for the southern pine beetle. But MSU experts believe preventive measures will […] [...]

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