Canadian Forest Service Publications

Des parfums pour piéger les ravageurs forestiers. 2007. Delisle, J. Ressources naturelles Canada, Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides, Quebec, QC. L'éclaircie No. 40. 2 p.

Year: 2007

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 28315

Language: French

Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)

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Pheromones are volatile compounds, or "scents", that are used by insects of a given species to communicate with each other. There are various types of pheromones serving different purposes, i.e., alarm, aggregation, territorial marking, tracking or recognition, and sex pheromones. Researchers with the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) of Natural Resources Canada are currently working on isolating these pheromones, identifying their components and determining how they are used by insects.

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Using scents to trap forest insect pests. Branching out from the Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre. No. 40. (English)