The Bugwood Network

Forest Pest Control

Douce, G.K., Moorhead, D.J., and Bargeron, C.T., Forest Pest Control, The University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Special Bulletin 16, Revised January 2002.


This training manual is presented in a printed version and as an enhanced, interactive electronic version on a CD-ROM inserted in a sleeve in the back inside cover. This material is intended to provide the information necessary for you to meet the standards of the Environmental Protection Agency for pesticide certification in the Forest Pest Control category and to prepare you to take your state certification examination, based on this manual. This manual is not designed to provide you with all of the information needed for forest pest control. See publications listed in the “Suggested Reading” section of this manual for additional information on pest control and forest management. For other materials and for information on short courses, contact the University Cooperative Extension Service, State Forestry Commissions/Departments and the USDA Forest Service offices. This manual is designed to complement, not to take the place of, the information contained in the 1996 revision of the EPA manual, Applying Pesticides Correctly: A Guide for Commercial Applicators.

The electronic version of this manual has similar content to the printed version, allows for increased use of color visuals, and allows for user interaction. The manual is available on CD-ROM and on our web site at Both versions contain high-resolution color versions of the images included in the printed manual, as well as links to other online resources and additional images.

The catagorization of organisms used in this work is based upon a coding scheme developed for use in the USDA Forest Service Pest Trend Impact Plot System (PTIPS) database application (now part of the FSVEG system). PTIPS is a multi-purpose database application designed to aid in storage and retrieval of insect, disease and vegetation information collected from plots across Forest Service regions. The comprehensive PTIPS project coding scheme provides for a breakout of organisms that includes insects, diseases, and hosts. We realize that there are many other possibilities for organismic groupings, but we chose to use the PTIPS system to allow for easier alignment with other projects. (Adams et al. 1994).

This revised printed and CD-ROM Manual was developed by The Bugwood Work Group, based in Tifton, Georgia, USA. The Work Group is a cooperative effort between personnel in The Department of Entomology in The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and The Warnell School of Forest Resources at The University of Georgia.

Drs. G. K. Douce and D. J. Moorhead coordinate The Work Group. The computer aspects of this project were designed and implemented by these Work Group members:

  • Mr. Charles T. Bargeron, Technology Coordinator
  • Mr. T. Wayne Hester, Computer Services Specialist II

Visit our Worldwide Web site for updates and additional information on this project and others produced by The University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and The Warnell School of Forest Resources, Bugwood Work Group.

Images from the publication as well as additional images are from and available on the Forestry Images web site: Forestry Images is a joint project between the University of Georgia - Bugwood Network and the USDA Forest Service.

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