Terahertz imaging technique reveals subsurface insect damage in wood: New technique could catch insect infestation in individual trees at early stages

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Insect infestation is becoming an increasingly costly problem to the forestry industry, especially in areas experiencing increased droughts and hot spells related to climate change. A new terahertz imaging technique could help slow the spread of these infestations by detecting insect damage inside wood before it becomes visible on the outside.

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