In mixed stands of Pinus pinaster and Pinus pinea, fewer insect vectors of the pinewood nematode (PWN) were captured than in pure P. pinaster stands. This finding has practical implications for PWN disease management, including the recommendation to improve the diversity of maritime pine plantations and to conserve stone pines in infected areas.
Monochamus galloprovincialis; Bursaphelenchus xylophilus; Pinus pinaster; Stone pine; Umbrella pine; Repellent; Mixed forests
van Halder, I., Sacristan, A., Martín-García, J. et al. Pinus pinea: a natural barrier for the insect vector of the pine wood nematode?. Annals of Forest Science 79, 43 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13595-022-01159-3
Data and/or Code availability
The dataset used for the current study is available at https://doi.org/10.15454/JXFGPI (van Halder et al. 2022).
This article is part of the Topical Collection “Advances in the understanding of the pine wilt disease and in its management strategy“