In New Brunswick, permits issued by the Department of Environment and Local Government (DELG) specify that public notices (in newspapers) and signs (at access points) must be posted prior to aerial application. This website will also be used to help keep people updated on the location of research areas and the timing of treatments.
Aerial treatments using Mimic or Btk occur when spruce budworm caterpillars have grown to a specific age class. Treatments can begin as early as late May or early June. Pheromone treatments begin about 3 weeks later, when the adult moths are starting to fly.
We’ve got a pretty extensive list of questions and answers about our partnership, the research program, treatments and outcomes. But if you can’t find what you’re looking for in the categories below, please ask your question. We want to make sure New Brunswickers have complete access to all information about this research project.
If you didn’t find what you were looking for, ask us your questions about spruce budworm and we’ll post the responses here, or let you know if the answer already exists.