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Offline WDH

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Re: What settings to kill PPB?
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2017, 10:06:20 am »
If that red oak and white oak was not sprayed with borate once you sawed it, and if you just plan to sell it air dried versus kiln dried with a heat treatment, you do risk having PPB's in the wood, and that could cause some pain and suffering.  In Georgia, my experience has been that if you do not spray or do not kiln dry with a heat sterilization at the end, the risk of PPB's is a real issue. 
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Re: What settings to kill PPB?
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2017, 02:25:32 pm »
WDH.  Thanks for the input.  I am planning on building my solar kiln soon, and will also be looking at a way to sterilize wood.
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Re: What settings to kill PPB?
« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2017, 04:36:52 pm »
Are there PPBeetles in Iowa? or are they a differant type of beetle? I found this article from  the Iowa Extension website that says they are not a problem.https://hortnews.extension.iastate.edu/powderpost-beetle

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Re: What settings to kill PPB?
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2017, 07:39:58 am »
There are four or five technical errors in this document from Iowa Extension.
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Re: What settings to kill PPB?
« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2017, 01:58:08 pm »
Thanks for response. I know you  know the facts about the beetles. I researched it a little more and found that the damage from the  false powderbeetle is one of the important bits of information left out. I had searched only on the PPB.

Is the FPPB responsible for Oak Wilt & would trees infected be quarantined or just a good standard? 

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Re: What settings to kill PPB?
« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2017, 03:14:39 pm »
It is not related to wilt
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Re: What settings to kill PPB?
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2017, 11:56:35 am »
Yes, PPB in Iowa.  I would imagine that they are everywhere. 
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