Canadian Forest Service Publications
Harnessing a wasp and virus duo to control the spruce budworm. 2005. Cusson, M. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Ste-Foy, Québec. Branching out Number 21. 1 p.
Available from: Laurentian Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 32303
Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)
CFS Availability: PDF (download)
Nature is full of amazing interactions and associations. The tiny wasp Tranosema rostrale, a natural enemy of the spruce budworm, is involved in one such “partnership” which holds promise for the forest sector. Canadian Forest Service researchers are studying how this parasitic wasp-which helps to keep spruce budworm populations in check naturally-colonizes its host.
Also available under the title:
Une guêpe et son virus contre la tordeuse des bourgeons de l'épinette. L’éclaircie du Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides. No. 21. (French)