Forest Investment Account

Abstract of FII Project R04-052

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The Use of Semiochemicals in the Management of Forest Insect Pests in British Columbia

Author(s): Burleigh, Jennifer (Phero Tech Inc.)
Subject: Chemistry/biochemistry, Entomology, Forestry, Silviculture/Forest Management Systems
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program

Abstract

There is a large amount of operational expertise on the use of semiochemicals for management of forest insect pests that has not been made fully available in a comprehensive fashion to the end product users. In addition, there are promising new tactics and research that have not been published or put into operational perspective. Reductions in district and some regional Ministry of Forests forest health staff and reorganization under DFAM, will create a decline in resources and technology transfer. This project will combine the currently available information and research on semiochemical tactics used to monitor and manage forest insect in BC. The project deliverable is a webpage that will provide a comprehensive picture of available options and considerations when making management decisions. It is also anticipated that the collation of information will lead to the identification of knowledge gaps and new opportunities for operationally focussed research.


For further information, please contact Jennifer Burleigh, Phero Tech Inc. (jenniferb@pherotech.com)

Updated September 08, 2005 

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