When will we know if the research treatments are working? How will success be determined?

Success is defined as spruce budworm populations returning to their endemic level. Researchers will assess populations in the treated areas using branch and trap sampling methods. If the treated areas have lower population levels or a lower proportion of positive samples and are not re-infested, then the treatments will be considered successful.

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