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Proceedings, forest defoliator—host interactions: A comparison between gypsy moth and spruce budworms

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Talerico, Robert L.; Montgomery, Michael

Year Published

1983

Publication

Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-85. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experimental Station. 141 p.

Abstract

The Canada/U.S. Spruce Budworms Program in cooperation with the Center for Biological Control of Northeastern Forest Insects and Diseases of the Northeastern Forest Experiment Station co-sponsored this Forest Defoliator-Host Interaction Workshop.This invitational workshop was limited to investigators of the spruce bud worms and gypsy moth in the Forest Service, Canadian Forestry Service, and the University sector. The primary purpose of this workshop was to foster communication between researchers having a mutual interest and active research projects designed to understand the relationships between the host plant and forest defoliator feeding behavior,growth, and reproduction.This Workshop was a follow-up to two previous meetings on host-insect interaction. Tn1980, Dr. W. Mattson hosted a CANUSA-sponsored meeting at the North Central Forest Experiment Station. St. Paul, MN. This informal gathering brought together CANUSA Program investigators from the US and Canada for the purpose of sharing preliminary information and data on host-insect interactions. The second meeting took place in the fall of 1982. CANUSA(E) sponsored a Symposium on Spruce Budworm-Host Interaction at the Eastern Branch Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Hartford, CT. The current Workshop developed from this Symposium. We found that participants were raising question concerning the similarity or differences between the spruce budworm and gypsy moth host interaction systems.

Citation

Talerico, Robert L.; Montgomery, Michael, tech. coords. 1983. Proceedings, forest defoliator—host interactions: A comparison between gypsy moth and spruce budworms; 1983 April 5-7; New Haven, CT: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-85. Broomall, PA: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experimental Station. 141 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/NE-GTR-85

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