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Effect of contemporary infestation by the spruce aphid (Elatobium abietinum) on root growth in Sitka spruce transplants

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Day, KR and Cameron, A (1997) Effect of contemporary infestation by the spruce aphid (Elatobium abietinum) on root growth in Sitka spruce transplants. FORESTRY, 70 (1). pp. 1-5. [Journal article]

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Abstract

The short-term relative effects on root growth of aphids living on the needle leaves of spruce transplants were examined experimentally. Ultimately, aphids cause the loss of foliage and so defoliation was simulated in two of the treatments. Aphid populations at a density frequently reached in forest conditions, caused no relative inhibition in root growth over a 62-day period. Aphids were expected to have a longer term impact, however, since artificial defoliation had significant effects on root development.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Environmental Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Environmental Sciences Research Institute
Environmental Sciences Research Institute > Terrestrial Ecology
ID Code:2343
Deposited By:Professor Keith Day
Deposited On:01 Feb 2010 21:33
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 11:05

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