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Title Pine wilt disease : a worldwide threat to forest ecosystems / edited by Paulo R. Vieira and Manuel M. Mota
Published Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2008
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Contents National Eradication Programme for the Pinewood Nematode; Incursion Management in the Face of Multiple Uncertainties: A Case Study of an Unidentified Nematode Associated with Dying Pines Near Melbourne, Australia; The Risk of Pine Wilt Disease to Australia and New Zealand; Pine Wilt Disease: A Threat to Pine Forests in Turkey?; Investigations on Wood-Inhabiting Nematodes of the Genus Bursaphelenchus in Pine Forests in the Brandenburg Province, Germany; Official Survey for Bursaphelenchus xylophilus Carried out on the Territory of the Republic of Poland
Summary The pinewood nematode (PWN), Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, the causal agent of pine wilt disease (PWD), is a serious pest and pathogen of forest tree species, in particular among the genus Pinus. It was first reported from Japan in the beginning of the XXth century, where it became the major ecological catastrophe of pine forests, with losses reaching over 2 million m3/ year in the 1980s. It has since then spread to other Asian countries such as China, Taiwan and Korea, causing serious losses and economic damage. In 1999, the PWN was first detected in the European Union (EU), in Portugal, and im
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Subject Conifer wilt.
Pine -- Diseases and pests -- Control.
Pinewood nematode -- Control.
Pinewood nematode.
Form Electronic book
Author Mota, Manuel.
Vieira, P. (Paulo), 1977-
LC no. 2008927741
ISBN 1281757179