Optimal Level of Expenditure to Control the Southern Pine Beetle

  • Authors: de Steiguer, Joseph E.; Hedden, Roy L.; Pye, John M.
  • Publication Year: 1987
  • Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
  • Source: Research Paper SE-263. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 32 p.
  • DOI: 10.2737/SE-RP-263

Abstract

Optimal level of expenditure to control damage to commercial timber stands by the southern pine beetle was determined by models that simulated and analyzed beetle attacks during a typical season for 11 Southern States. At a real discount rate of 4 percent, maximized net benefits for the Southern region are estimated at about $50 million; at 10 percent, more than $30 million. Methods and costs for detection, evaluation, and suppression of beetle infestation are discussed. Tables of optimal level for the 11 States are included.

  • Citation: de Steiguer, Joseph E.; Hedden, Roy L.; Pye, John M. 1987. Optimal Level of Expenditure to Control the Southern Pine Beetle. Res. Pap. SE-263. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 32 p.
  • Keywords: Dendroctonus frontalis, ClemBeetle, overflight, BEAM, cut and leave, cut and salvage, presuppression flights
  • Posted Date: January 1, 2000
  • Modified Date: May 6, 2016
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