Why are different treatments used? How is it determined which treatment is used and where?

An early intervention strategy against spruce budworm is intended to interrupt or delay low density budworm populations from progressing to outbreak levels. By understanding the processes occurring in a rising spruce budworm population, researchers may be able to develop new targeted approaches that could keep low density budworm populations from progressing.

Of the very few insecticides available for aerial use against spruce budworm, considerations that can determine what treatment is used where include its application cost, government regulation, logistics, the life stage of the insect, weather, timing, effect on natural enemies and size of the hotspot (increasing population).

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