You say this is research, but when the budworm epidemic comes to New Brunswick or other areas will the research be ready to use or will we have to spray like we have always done?

The focus of this project is not to make decisions whether larger (and expensive) foliage protection programs for a region are required. The goal of the research is to understand how outbreaks begin and to develop new tactics that, if successful, will minimize the area of our forest requiring insecticide. The insect control products that will be used are the latest generation of reduced risk insecticides. Aerial application is the only effective method we have for the management of forest pests like spruce budworm across large regions.  

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