Project Code: MW-01-077
Area:Applied Research
Sponsor:Millar Western Forest

The primary goal of this Project was to contribute to a continual flow of new knowledge and proven innovative technologies that will improve and expand the management options for important forest pests.

The research on forest insects supported by this funding had three objectives:
* to make fundamental discoveries based on rigorous experiments;
* to identify those discoveries that have practical potential in forest pest management; and
* to work with clients to develop, test and implement new technology arising from fulfillment of the first two objectives

Over the period of October 1, 2001 to March 31, 2004 and under this Project umbrella, fifteen major Projects and six minor ones were carried out ranging from "Host and Non-host Conifer Recogition in Four Species of Tree Killing Bark Beetles" to"Pheromones of Conifer-Infesting Bark Beetles in Angiosperm Trees".

Final results are contained in a ninety-eight page report entitled "Chemical Ecology and Management of Forest Insects", prepared by John H. Borden, and dated 1 April 2004.

Forest Pests
Basic Research
New Knowledge/Applied Technology
Western Canada