Protecting Our Forests

Protecting forests from spruce budworm.

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Protecting Our Forests

Protecting forests from spruce budworm.

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Protecting Our Forests

Protecting forests from spruce budworm.

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Protecting Our Forests

Protecting forests from spruce budworm.

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What we do

Early intervention research focuses on monitoring, detecting and treating small areas of relatively low but growing populations (hots spots) of spruce budworm before infestation or epidemic levels.

What is Spruce Budworm?

Spruce budworm is a native insect that is considered by many as the most serious pest affecting the forests of eastern Canada. Every 30-40 years populations of spruce budworm increase resulting in an outbreak or epidemic.

What's Happening

Direct from our Scientists: A list of Scientific Publications Now Available

Over the past eight years, EIS researchers have been working to better understand the spruce budworm, their outbreaks, and how […]

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Spruce Budworm Treatment Concludes in New Brunswick and Research Begins for 2021

Another year of experimental treatments in New Brunswick for the Early Intervention Strategy (EIS) have come to pass. The 2021 […]

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N.B. forests have dodged a devastating infestation bullet, insect expert says – CBC News

Swift action and the strategic use of a biological insecticide have spared New Brunswick forests the worst of a feared outbreak, […]

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N.B. forests have dodged a devastating infestation bullet, insect expert says – CBC News

June 23, 2021

Swift action and the strategic use of a biological insecticide have spared New Brunswick forests the worst of a feared outbreak, […]

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Resources

Resources

Interested in learning more about spruce budworm and our Early Intervention Strategy research program? Follow the link to find all the most up to date information!

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Direct from our Scientists: A list of Scientific Publications Now Available

September 16, 2021

Over the past eight years, EIS researchers have been working to better understand the spruce budworm, their outbreaks, and how […]

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