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Landowner Application for Survey & Marking Assistance
Landowner Sign-up and Reimbursement Forms -- The sign-up period for the survey, marking, and cost-share program running from September 2012 through May 2013 has ended.
Landowner Cost Share
Information on Reimbursement of Landowner Costs Read More...
Short guide for landowners on the signs of a Mountain Pine Beetle Infestation. Read More...
Mountain Pine Beetle Treatment Definitions and Management Options
Mountain Pine Beetle-Control Methods for Single Trees (PDF)
For treating individual trees that are infested, the best approach is to have them cut down and removed from the site to a place that can de-bark them, killing the maturing beetles. Read More...
Mountain Pine Beetle Pesticide Products Registered in South Dakota
Considering the recent media coverage of Mountain Pine Beetle battling tactics, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture advises landowners to carefully consider the preventative treatment options available to protect their pines. Read More...
Use of Pheromones in Managing Mountain Pine Beetle
There has been a tremendous amount of discussion regarding the use of semiochemicals (pheromones) in the management of mountain pine beetle in the Black Hills. This publication will explain how these pheromones work and the difficulties and risks associated with their application. Read More...
Insecticides for Protecting Pine Trees from Mountain Pine Beetle
Pesticide treatments are an effective means of protecting a small number, usually 20 or fewer, pine trees from mountain pine beetle. If there is mountain pine beetle activity within several miles of a property, protecting valuable trees from attack may be necessary. Read More...
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