Response of birch (Betula pendula Roth) phytophages to liming
E. Kulahttps://doi.org/10.17221/43/2008-JFSCitation:Kula E. (2008): Response of birch (Betula pendula Roth) phytophages to liming. J. For. Sci., 54: 572-578.
: In the course of 2004–2007, the effects of compensation liming at the application dose of 1.5–3–6 t/ha dolomitic limestone on the elimination or activation of phytophages or other types of damage resulting in the loss of assimilatory organs did not become evident yet. A shift was noted in the fluctuation expressed indirectly by the extent of damage to the assimilatory area in feeding caused by an undetermined hymenopterous larva (summer increase), weevils (spring and summer decline and increase in 2007), Coleophora serratella (decline), Eriocrania sp. (increase), mites Acalitus rudis (increase), Eriophyes leionotus (increase in 2006–2007). Only signs of a positive response to higher doses of dolomitic limestone characterized the mite Eriophyes leionotus.Keywords:birch Betula pendula Roth; liming; dolomitic limestone; phytophages; Eriophyes leionotus