R&D Topics Addressed:
- Continue efficacy trials to evaluate EIS to reduce larval survival and moth dispersal in order to reduce population rise and spread.
- Refine treatment protocols to improve efficacy of treatments.
- Evaluate natural enemies’ attacks on SBW. Identify immigrant moths from mass dispersal events and determine importance of larval survival increase vs. moth immigration.
- Estimate parasitism rates from field data collected in efficacy trials to determine if treatments have a negative impact on SBW parasitoids.
- Determine potential non-target treatment effects on non-budworm moths and how to limit these impacts.
V. Martel (LFC) & R. Johns (AFC)E. Moise, J. Bowden, M. Stastny, E. Eveleigh, E. Owens (AFC)D. Pureswaran J. Delisle, M. Cusson (LFC)S. Heard (UNB)P. James (U. Montreal)A. Smith (U. Guelph)