Looking for updates and to follow the progress of the research? Lead researcher Dr. Rob Johns (Natural Resources Canada) and his team will provide status updates on testing, results, analysis, and spruce budworm populations over the course of the project.

Another year of experimental treatments in New Brunswick for the Early Intervention Strategy (EIS) have come to pass. The 2021 treatments began in late May, when the spruce budworm larvae were entering their mid-instar developmental stage. The timing is important as the insecticides we use must be eaten by the…

By Dr. Lucas E. Roscoe, Research Scientist at the Canadian Forest Service (Natural Resources Canada) Insects find their way around a forest using the same senses as humans and other animals do - sight, sound, touch and smell. Like other animals, they use their senses to find food, mates and…

Our webinar “Update of Spruce Budworm Early Intervention Strategy” is now available on Youtube. To view the webinar, follow this link.

On behalf of the Healthy Forest Partnership, I would like to invite you to our webinar “Spruce Budworm Early Intervention: Research Update”, on February 19th from 9am until 10:30am.  The webinar will provide an update of our research and our activities for the 2021 season. Pre-registration is required.  Follow this…

Although the treatment of ‘hotspots’ in New Brunswick and Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland are complete, the work to prevent a spruce budworm outbreak is still underway.  Spruce budworm field crews are busy in Fredericton and Newfoundland labs processing branch samples collected from trees in both treated and untreated areas.…