Spruce Budworm Outbreak in New Brunswick and Maine: Monitoring & Citizen Science
Held October 20, 2016 at the MFS Southern Region Headquarters in Augusta, Maine
Sponsored by the University of Maine Center for Research on Sustainable Forests
Rob Johns of Natural Resources Canada lead a discussion on the background, biology, and economic impact of the eastern spruce budworm, highlight the mass migration event that occurred in New Brunswick in July, and discussed the application and safety of pesticide mechanisms for budworm control. He also covered the early intervention strategy being implemented in New Brunswick. Allison Kanoti of the Maine Forest Service provided an update on conditions in Maine and the most current results from citizen science efforts around the state. A Q&A session followed the presentations.
Rob Johns Powerpoint Presentation
Allison Kanoti Powerpoint Presentation
Dr. Rob Johns is a forest insect ecologist for Natural Resources Canada and adjunct professor in biology at the University of New Brunswick. Allison Kanoti is a forest entomologist with the Maine Forest Service Insect and Disease Lab.
For more information please contact Meg Fergusson at the Center for Research on Sustainable Forests, 5755 Nutting Hall Room 263, Orono; firstname.lastname@example.org; (207) 581-3794.