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Trapping spruce budworm moths

May 01 2015

Atlantic Farm Focus

Published on April 30, 2015

The spruce budworm moth has made its way into New Brunswick.

As scientists warned an infestation of the most destructive forest defoliator in North America could be imminent.

Last year 3.2 million hectares of forest in Quebec were affected by the budworm.

Industry experts say five million hectares of NB land is vulnerable. And the pest will eventually move into Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrador.

Rob Johns and Drew Carleton of the Canadian Forest Services believe that woodlot owners, farmers and others can help scientists studying the spruce budworm’s migration and population.

They will provide spruce budworm moth traps.

Anyone interested is asked to contact Drew Carleton in Fredericton, NB at (506) 452-3540 or dcarleton@forestprotectionlimited.com.

For more information visit healthyforestpartnership.ca

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