Talk:Mountain pine beetle

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Jack Pine[edit]

Apparently they found beetles killing jack pine. I don't know enough to contribute to the article but that's a pretty big deal. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 138.73.27.197 (talk) 23:54, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

Untitled[edit]

How Many eggs and broods do they lay? How fast do they spread? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.180.21.56 (talk) 02:20, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Needs Expansion[edit]

A lot more information could be added to this article. How can they be controlled? What research is being done into counteracting their effect? Were they introduced to the forest by man?--P Todd (talk) 03:29, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

This article also contains several factual errors and significant ommissions. Bikist33 (talk) 15:48, 31 July 2009 (UTC)bikist33

Beetles and firewood[edit]

When driving in PA (or maybe VA), I saw a billboard on the side of the highway telling people not to move firewood, and giving a website (which I've forgotten). It didn't really state WHY you shouldn't move firewood, only that mountain pine beetles were bad, which led me to looking them up on Wiki. So.. what's the connection between beetles and firewood? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.61.86.36 (talk) 17:16, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Sawmill explosions?[edit]

In the wake of recent sawmill explosions in British Columbia, there's been speculation that sawdust from beetle-infested pines is much drier -- and thus, more flammable/explosive -- than otherwise. Is this worth putting in the article (assuming we have proper sources)? DS (talk) 13:10, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

Healthy trees don't suffer so much[edit]

The bark beetles are natural. The article does not point out very well that well watered trees that are in a natural fire regime are not so dense and thus prone to attack. It also does not mention that treatment with cu and mn can prevent attacks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 178.191.191.183 (talk) 06:13, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

Why not mention the southern pine beetle?[edit]

This redirect is wrong, as there is more than the Mountian Pine Beetle. There should be a page listing the various pine beetles, with the Mountian pine beetle having the existing good link. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.120.12.10 (talk) 02:11, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

Why not mention the southern pine beetle?[edit]

This redirect is wrong, as there is more than the Mountian Pine Beetle. There should be a page listing the various pine beetles, with the Mountian pine beetle having the existing good link.


EDIT : there's a bug in Firefox vs this page, there is no page ack'ing the submit once the submit button is clicked. Refreshing the blank page causes multiple submits. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.120.12.10 (talk) 02:32, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

Why not mention the southern pine beetle?[edit]

This redirect is wrong, as there is more than the Mountian Pine Beetle. There should be a page listing the various pine beetles, with the Mountian pine beetle having the existing good link. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.120.12.10 (talk) 02:29, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

Neutrality of "Management techniques" section[edit]

The management techniques section should be rewritten - it talks about a specific product far too deeply, reading like an advertisement rather than an article. 50.59.173.16 (talk) 03:54, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

I would disagree. Several (many?) specific products are discussed with no particular emphasis on one company or supplier. Obviously added by someone very close to the studies. First critique of a Wikipedia entry I've ever made. 65.29.231.204 (talk) 22:31, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

jjjjj — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.57.217.190 (talk) 01:28, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

The SPLATverb section is very dubious, being added by an IP which has done nothing but insert ISCA Technologies references to several articles. I removed the most offensive passage stating the success of treating the beetle infestation hinges on accepting SPLATverb, but don't have time to analyze the previous paragraph. I will note the only study mentioned was done by the company in question. 128.252.25.36 (talk) 06:44, 23 March 2015 (UTC)


I am trying to find out more about the study mentioned here: "In August 2011, 350 acres of pine forest in the Black Hills of South Dakota were sprayed aerially with Soil Pro, a solution of beneficial microbes and structured water. A follow up evaluation in spring of 2012 revealed a complete eradication of the pine beetle in the area sprayed with one application of a product developed by ABC Organics and Greenfield Naturals. Costs per acre averaged $22.00 which included product, air drop services and yearly evaluation surveys. Further information on the Black Hills Pine Beetle Eradication project can be obtained from Greenfield Naturals and ABC Organics." I have found the companies ABC Organics and Greenfield Naturals but I could not a find anything about the "Black Hills Pine Beetle Eradication project" I'm very interested in the subject and any help would be appreciated.

I agree "The management techniques section should be rewritten". There has been a large (100+ scientists), long-standing (40-50 yr) effort by the US Forest Service, dozens of universities, other government agencies and many others to evaluate management options for Mountain pine beetle. This article promotes a select set of options and I agree it reads like an advertisement. It is not balanced. I've spent a graduate career (MS and PhD) and post-doctoral work studying this beetle and it is one of the most important insects in forests of North America (ecologically and economically). There should be an excellent balanced article.129.15.39.96 (talk) 23:31, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

This article seems completely biased with respect to Greenfield Naturals and ABC Organics. I could find nothing whatsoever about this alleged study utilizing Soil Pro. If there was a study done, it wasn't published anywhere that I could find. This reference seems inappropriate and completely out of place in this article that otherwise contains factual, scientifically validated information. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.205.94.196 (talk) 08:39, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

Taking both out in the absence of additional, or, in the case of Soil Pro, any sources. User:Fred Bauder Talk 16:08, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

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