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Southern Pine Beetle in Mississippi: An Overview

Publication Number: P2748
Updated: August 21, 2017
View as PDF: P2748.pdf

The scientific name for the southern pine beetle (SPB) is Dendroctonus frontalis Zimm, which means “tree killer.” The SBP has been just that in Mississippi for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Many landowners have suffered losses, ranging from a few trees to entire stands. Such widespread damage gets public attention that few other forestry issues do. Response to this problem includes everything from total apathy on one hand, to landowners getting out of the pine growing business on the other.

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