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Title: Causes and control of wood decay, degradation and stain.

Source: Shupe, Todd; Lebow, Stan; Ring, Dennis. 2008. Causes and control of wood decay, degradation and stain. Louisiana State University Agriculture Center, Baton Rouge, LA. Publication 2703. 27 p.; 2008

Author(s)Shupe, Todd; Lebow, Stan; Ribng, Dennis.

Publication Year: 2008  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4723-3

Abstract: Our society depends on wood for a variety of uses. As population increases, so does our need for wood. Steel, concrete and aluminum are some alternatives to treated wood in certain applications, but they have higher material costs, higher energy requirements in the production process, greater air and water pollution or environmental protection costs, and greater dependency on foreign sources for materials.

Keywords: Biodegradation, wood, deterioration, wood-decaying fungi, wood preservatives, insect pests, insect control, preserved wood, pest control, weathering, wood-staining fungi, blue stain, molds, decay fungi, preservatives, preservative treated wood, treated wood, wood decay, resistance to decay, decomposition of wood

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 14,594 kb(s)

Date posted: 05/17/2010

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RITS Product ID: 31138
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Lebow, Stan T.
Research Forest Products Technologist
  

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