[Parameters: Topic='AGRICULTURE', Term='FOREST SCIENCE', Variable_Level_1='FOREST PRODUCTS/COMMODITIES']
Effectiveness of Less-toxic Controls of Pest Organisms for Logs to be Imported to the U.S. (Methyl Bromide Alternatives)Entry ID: USDA0571
Abstract: "Effectiveness of Less-toxic Controls of Pest Organisms for Logs
to be Imported to the U.S. (Methyl Bromide Alternatives)" is a
study that tests effectiveness of selected substitutes for
methyl bromide in controlling Chilean pest organisms identified
as high risk to U.S. forests. The treatments tested were
selected for their relatively low risks to human health and to
the environment; and for ... economic and operational feasibility.
The research includes four main components: 1) Evaluate
effectiveness of "less toxic" treatment alternatives in
controlling Chilean pest organisms in log segments under
laboratory conditions; 2) Measure penetrative behavior of
less-toxic treatments under laboratory conditions; 3) Field test
those treatments found to be effective in the laboratory under
operational port conditions. Identify most promising treatments
for the subsequent intensive sampling phase; 4) Intensively
effectiveness and safety of the most efficacious treatments
under operational log export conditions.
Collection Organization: University of Washington
Collection Methodology: U.S. and Chilean scientists collaborate
in designing study protocol, rearing/collecting pest organisms,
and measuring treatment effectiveness. There will be two phases
of field testing. Intensive data collection is limited to the
second phase, using a subset of the most practical and effective
candidate treatments from the first field trials. The first two
phases of field testing should be done a year apart, during the
high risk season for insect and fungal infection.
Collection Frequency: Ongoing.
Update Characteristics: Continuing observations.
Data Center: University of Washington
Dissemination Media: Data available in hard copy publications.
Access Instructions: Contact the data center.
Access Restrictions: None
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Start Date: 1995-01-01Stop Date: 1996-12-31
AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS > PESTICIDES > METHYL BROMIDE
AGRICULTURE > FOREST SCIENCE > FOREST PRODUCTS/COMMODITIES
AGRICULTURE > FOREST SCIENCE > FOREST PROTECTION
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > FOREST COMPOSITION/VEGETATION STRUCTURE
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ECONOMIC RESOURCES > AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > LAND MANAGEMENT
ISO Topic Category
Quality Standard scientific protocols.
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: garar at u.washington.edu
University of Washington College of Forest Resources Box 352100
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98195-2100
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-09-19