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Everås, Adam, 2016. Utrustning för applicering av vax för skydd av skogsplantor mot snytbaggeangrepp. First cycle, G2E. Skinnskatteberg: SLU, School for Forest Management



For many years Pine weevil (Hylobius abietis) has been one of the most common pests for young conifer seedlings in the northern part of Europe. Chemical protection was commonly used to protect conifer seedlings. Nowadays, certification systems such as FSC and PEFC are wide spread and include rules to reduce the use of chemicals. In the near future, a ban on using insecticides in forestry will be a reality and development of other kinds of Pine weevil protection will be necessary. Mechanical protection is one possible solution to reduce the damage caused by the Pine weevil.
ÅSSI Plantskydd AB has invented a new method for application of mechanical Pine weevil protection. A study of the wax machine was performed to compare the competitiveness to other systems used for treating conifer seedlings with Pine weevil protection.
The conclusions of the study are that the working environment is relatively good at the wax machine and it is possible to increase capacity in the future. The wax machine is also more profitable than manual systems at a production capacity of 2 250 000 treated seedlings per season for the first active year after the investment is done. For the following years the wax machine is more profitable than manual methods already at a production capacity of 500 000 treated seedlings per season.

Main title:Utrustning för applicering av vax för skydd av skogsplantor mot snytbaggeangrepp
Authors:Everås, Adam
Supervisor:Gräns, Daniel
Examiner:Sundstedt, Eric
Series:Examensarbete / SLU, Skogsmästarprogrammet
Volume/Sequential designation:2016:09
Year of Publication:2016
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:SY002 Forest Management - Bachelor's Programme 180 HEC
Supervising department:(S) > School for Forest Management
Keywords:snytbagge, mekaniska skydd, beläggningsskydd
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Plant physiology - Growth and development
Forestry production
Deposited On:09 May 2016 11:41
Metadata Last Modified:09 May 2016 11:41

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