|Forest Investment Account|
|Abstract of FII Project R04-055|
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Chemical Ecology and Management of Forest Insects
|Author(s): Borden, John H. (Simon Fraser University)||Subject: Chemistry/biochemistry, Entomology, Forestry||Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program|
Support is requested for research also supported by 17 forest resource companies and 2 forest health service companies. Using sophisticated technology in a world-recognized laboratory, the research first aims at discovering how forest insects use natural chemical managers. It is then directed at developing new semiochemical-based products and services for managing forest insect pests in B.C. Among 11 potential scientific and technological deliverables are: a cost-effective method for protecting lodgepole pine from attack by mountain pine beetle (MPB) using high doses of verbenone in combination with nonhost volatiles; improved methods of using pheromones to induce competitive displacement of mountain pine beetles by 2 secondary species; a new method of protecting logs from attack by ambrosia beetles using the bark beetle antiaggregation pheromone MCH; and an integrated trapping system for woodborers and bark beetles.
Updated September 08, 2005
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