Canadian Forest Service Publications

Use of the mating disruption approach: protecting trees by tricking insect pests. 2006. Delisle, J. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Sainte Foy, Quebec. Branching out Number 28. 2 p.

Year: 2006

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 26346

Language: English

Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)

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Controlling insect pests in forests is a constant challenge. Aside from prevention and monitoring, there are very few means available to achieve this goal. With the aim of heading off trouble and minimizing damage to trees, some Canadian Forest Service researchers have refined the use of pheromones as a tool for manipulating the reproductive behaviour of insects. This method is called mating disruption.

Also available under the title:
Lutte par confusion sexuelle. L’éclaircie du Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides. No. 28. (French)