Canadian Forest Service Publications

A brief review of the past use of baculoviruses for the management of eruptive forest defoliators and recent developments on a sawfly virus in Canada. 2007. Moreau, G.; Lucarotti, C.J. The Forestry Chronicle 83: 105-112.

Year: 2007

Available from: Atlantic Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 26720

Language: English

CFS Availability: Order paper copy (free), PDF (download)


An overview is presented of the state of knowledge on the use of baculoviruses—a family of virulent insect viruses exhibiting narrow host ranges—for the suppression of insect outbreaks in Canadian forests. Emphasis is on recent investigations using NeabNPV against the balsam fir sawfly and the pine false webworm.

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