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Pesticide to be used against pine beetle


SUSAN GALLAGHER Associated Press Writer HELENA

A pesticide used widely in agriculture will be sprayed in parts of western Montana's national forests to fight new attacks by beetles that have killed vast swaths of pine trees, turning them a shade of red. Trees in designated Helena National Forest campgrounds and at trailheads will be sprayed with carbaryl early next week if the weather permits, forest officials said Tuesday. The insecticide also will be used in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge, the Lewis and Clark and the Gallatin national forests, said Gregg DeNitto, group leader for forest-health...

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