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.

Year: 2003

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 22821

Language: English

Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)

Availability: PDF (download)

Mark record


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)