Canadian Forest Service Publications

Harnessing a wasp and virus duo to control the spruce budworm. 2005. Cusson, M. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Ste-Foy, Québec. Branching out Number 21. 1 p.

Year: 2005

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 32303

Language: English

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.

Also available under the title:
Une guêpe et son virus contre la tordeuse des bourgeons de l'épinette. L’éclaircie du Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides. No. 21. (French)