Canadian Forest Service Publications
Une guêpe et son virus contre la tordeuse des bourgeons de l'épinette. 2005. Cusson, M. Ressources naturelles Canada, Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides, Québec, QC. L'éclaircie No. 21. 2 p.
Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 25866
Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)
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Nature is full of amazing interactions and associations. The tiny wasp Tranosema rostrale, a natural enemy of the spruce budworm, is involved in one such “partnership” which holds promise for the forest sector. Canadian Forest Service researchers are studying how this parasitic wasp-which helps to keep spruce budworm populations in check naturally-colonizes its host.
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Harnessing a wasp and virus duo to control the spruce budworm. Branching out from the Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre. No. 21. (English)