Canadian Forest Service Publications

Prompt action required to control spruce budworm. 2014. Martel, V. NRCan, CFS, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Québec, Que. Branching out from the Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre. No. 90. 2 p.

Year: 2014

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 35580

Language: English

Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)

Availability: PDF (download)

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Spruce budworm holds the title of the most destructive insect affecting coniferous forests in North America. Canadian Forest Service (CFS) researchers are interested in learning more about this pest and finding ways to limit the damage it causes. Their latest solution for controlling spruce budworm is an early intervention strategy.

Plain Language Summary

This publication reports on a study of the dynamics of spruce budworm (SBW) populations and the development of an early response strategy.

The current theories on the dynamics of SBW populations are not based on data obtained at the start of an outbreak. Canadian Forest Service researchers have developed an early response strategy for eliminating epicentres through the application of insecticides. This method would reduce the spread and severity of SBW outbreaks.

Branching Out is a series of plain language fact sheets describing Laurentian Forestry Centre research projects.

Also available under the title:
Prendre de vitesse la tordeuse des bourgeons de l’épinette. L’éclaircie du Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides. No 90. (French)