A project led by Natural Resources Canada has developed a helikite equipped with a net to rise between 400 and 600 metres in the air to collect samples from a cloud made of "trillions" of migrating spruce budworm, said lead researcher Yan Boulanger.
The government is investing almost $75 million dollars to help combat the spread of the spruce budworm. David MacLean with Healthy Forest Partnership says that money will allow them to "manage the population before defoliation happens."
The federal government’s investment of $74.75 million over the next five years will allow the Healthy Forest Partnership to continue important research to prevent a spruce budworm infestation that threatens Atlantic Canada’s forests.
The Trudeau government shifted environmental gears Tuesday, putting a greater emphasis on conservation efforts, but shying away from major new financial commitments for decarbonization and climate change initiatives.
La tordeuse des bourgeons de l'épinette vit dans nos forêts depuis la fin de l'ère glaciaire, il y a environ 10 000 ans. Trois spécialistes nous expliquent le comportement du ravageur, comment dépister l'insecte et le combattre.