Canadian Forest Service Publications
Autocontamination et autodissémination, ou l’art de rendre la liberté mortelle. 2011. Lavallée, R. RNCan, SCF, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides, Québec (Québec). L’éclaircie du Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides. No. 72. 2 p.
Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 33288
Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)
CFS Availability: PDF (download)
If a pair of flies was able to reproduce unimpeded for five years, the Earth’s surface would be covered with a 1.5 m thick layer of buzzing insects. Fortunately, this could never happen because natural control mechanisms keep insect populations in check. Entomopathogenic fungi, which cause disease in insects, constitute an important control factor. These naturally occurring fungi, which target specific insects, are being used increasingly to control insect pests, and they may prove to be invaluable allies against the emerald ash borer.
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Auto-inoculation: making insects agents of their own destruction. Branching out from the Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre. No. 72. (English)