Effectiveness of the International Phytosanitary Standard ISPM No. 15 on Reducing Wood Borer Infestation Rates in Wood Packaging Material Entering the United States

  title={Effectiveness of the International Phytosanitary Standard ISPM No. 15 on Reducing Wood Borer Infestation Rates in Wood Packaging Material Entering the United States},
  author={Robert A. Haack and Kerry O. Britton and Eckehard G. Brockerhoff and Joseph F. Cavey and Lynn J. Garrett and Mark O. Kimberley and Frank Lowenstein and Amelia Nuding and Lars J. Olson and James Turner and Kathryn Nadine Vasilaky},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Numerous bark- and wood-infesting insects have been introduced to new countries by international trade where some have caused severe environmental and economic damage. Wood packaging material (WPM), such as pallets, is one of the high risk pathways for the introduction of wood pests. International recognition of this risk resulted in adoption of International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures No. 15 (ISPM15) in 2002, which provides treatment standards for WPM used in international trade… CONTINUE READING
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