PI(s): Salom, Scott M (Project Leader)

Abstract: During the 1980's and 1990's we were part of a team responsible for developing a suppression tactic based on the southern pine beetle produced inhibitor-pheromone, verbenone. The tactic was approved by EPA in 1999, but is still not operational or commercially available.

Description:

The elution device proved inadequate for commerical and operational use. Funding slowed and the private licensee of the tactic did not follow-up successfully with the development of a new elution device. Recent efforts by other scientists to revive this work and develop new elution devices may get this tactic back on track toward being a managment option for forestry professionals responsible for managing southern pine beetle activity.