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Dutch elm disease control: performance and costs

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Cannon, William N., Jr.; Worley, David P.

Year Published

1976

Publication

Res. Pap. NE-345. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 7p.

Abstract

Municipal programs to suppress Dutch elm disease have had highly variable results. Performance as measured by tree mortality was unrelated to control strategies. Costs for control programs were 37 to 76 percent less than costs without control programs in the 15-year time-span of the study. Only those municipalities that conducted a high-performance program could be expected to retain 75 percent of their elms for more than 20 to 25 years. Communities that experienced the fewest elm losses had a well founded program, applied it conscientiously and sustained their efforts over the years.

Citation

Cannon, William N., Jr.; Worley, David P. 1976. Dutch elm disease control: performance and costs. Res. Pap. NE-345. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 7p.

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