No one group can afford to carry out a foliage protection program against spruce budworm as was seen during the 1970’s and 1980’s. The total cost of that program, which spanned approximately 13 years in New Brunswick, was around $175 million. A comparable program today would likely cost between $50 and $100 million per year for 8 to 12 years. The increase in cost is one reason all partners have interest in developing an early intervention strategy.
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