Letter to the Editor
The recommendations accompanying pesticide derogations from the FSC are not efficient for the management of leaf-cutting ants and termites in certified forest plantations in Brazil compared with chemical control using insecticides. FSC recommendations ignore the biological and ecological features of pests and forest plantations in Brazil when they set global rules for forest certification.
Zanuncio JC, Lemes PG, Antunes LR, Maia JLS, Mendes JEP, Tanganelli KM, Salvador JF, Serrão JE 2016. The impact of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) pesticide policy on the management of leaf-cutting ants and termites in certified forests in Brazil. Ann. For. Sci.: 1-10. 10.1007/s13595-016-0548-3.
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