Canadian Forest Service Publications
BioSim: Optimizing pest control efficacy in forestry. 2003. Régnière, J. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Sainte-Foy (Québec). Branching out, No. 3. 2 p.
Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 22821
Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)
CFS Availability: PDF (download)
The success of forest pest control programs hinges on the vulnerability of pest populations at the moment we intervene. With insects, weather conditions are the controlling factor. To improve the efficacy of pest control activities, researchers at the Canadian Forest Service’s Laurentian Forestry Centre have developed a new software tool, BioSIM, to predict stages in insect development during the growing season.
Also available under the title:
BioSIM : Optimiser la lutte antiparasitaire en forêt. L’éclaircie du Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides. No. 3. (French)