R&D Topics Addressed:
- Incorporate into the SBW DSS effects of hardwood content in reducing SBW defoliation and a new SBW population model appropriate for EIS projections.
- Refine optimum operational blocking heuristics and use in planning EIS treatment blocking.
- Measure defoliation and tree response in plots in QC & NB and develop refined DSS impact relationships. Develop new growth loss and mortality factors.
D. MacLean (UNB), C. Hennigar (UNB), J. Gullison, A. Dick (NBDERD), L. Amos-Binks (FPL), U. Vepakomma (FP-I)