The Economic Consequences of Insect Defoliation of Pines in East Africa

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1968
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Austara O.
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In any evaluation of the economic consequences of defoliation all the following factors should be taken into consideration. The value of the plantation at different stages, its optimum rotation and interest-paying capacity, the loss of increment resulting from various degrees of defoliation, the risk of successive defoliations, tree mortality, secondary pests, and finally the cost of control measures.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, XXXIV (No. 2), p. 203-206