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Forest Insect and Disease Conditions in the United StatesEntry ID: USDA0008
Abstract: "Forest Insect and Disease Conditions in the United States"
contains data on insect and disease conditions in forest lands
of all ownership in the United States since 1952. Data are
analyzed for type of insect/disease damage (pine beetle, gypsy
moth, spruce budworm, dwarf mistletoe, root disease, etc.). Data
are updated annually.
Collection Organization: USDA Forest Service
Collection ... Methodology: Collected in special aerial and ground
surveys which record short-term changes in pest activity. The
information supplements the mortality information gathered in
periodic forest resource inventories done by the Forest Service.
Data includes reports on forest health, diseases and insects, pest
alerts, and reports on specific outbreaks (white pine bluster,
sudden oak death, western bark beetle, and bark beetle outbreaks).
There is a database on exotic forest pest information
(http://www.spfnic.fs.fed.us/exfor/) and a map on areas
at risk from forest insects and disease
Annual reports on current forest health conditions for the United
States by geographical region is available from here:
(Click for Interactive Map)
Start Date: 1952-01-01
AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE > PLANT DISEASES/DISORDERS/PESTS
AGRICULTURE > FOREST SCIENCE > FOREST MANAGEMENT
AGRICULTURE > FOREST SCIENCE > FOREST PROTECTION
BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > FORESTS
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION SPECIES
AGRICULTURE > FOREST SCIENCE > FOREST CONSERVATION
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > HEXAPODS > INSECTS
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > EXOTIC SPECIES
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > INVASIVE SPECIES
Quality Data checks and review of compiled data.
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
USDA Forest Service Range Management Staff P.O. Box 96090
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20090-6090
U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service (USDA/USFS). 1991.
Forest insect and disease conditions in the United States, 1990
(and earlier reports in the series). Washington, D.C: USDA.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service (USDA/USFS). 1985.
Insect and disease conditions in the United States, 1979 to
1983. Washington, D.C.: USDA.
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-08-09