The Maine Forest Service (MFS) is coordinating spruce budworm monitoring again in 2015. Budworm monitoring information is basically the same is 2014.
MFS is working with the Cooperative Forestry Research Unit (CFRU) School of Forest Resources, University of Maine, and the Canadian Forest Service on research that will improve our understanding of budworm population dynamics so outbreaks can be better managed. To that end Erin Simons-Legaard and Kasey Legaard may be contacting you about moving some sites slightly or we may ask for a few additional sites.
MFS is also looking for 20-25 sites where one budworm trap would be checked 2-3 times/week from mid-June through mid-August. The trap would be emptied at each check, moths bagged, labelled and kept in a freezer until the end of the season.
Please contact Charlene Donahue, MFS forest entomologist, firstname.lastname@example.org, 207-287-3244, of the Maine Forest Service (MFS), if you are interested in participating this year AND if you trapped SBW last year. Please fill out the supply inventory sheet below and return it as soon as possible.
Will run budworm traps in 2015 __ yes __no
Number of sites __same __more __fewer __new to program
Will run weekly traps __yes
|Spruce Budworm Pheromone Trapping Supply Inventory – CLEAN TRAPS before putting out|
|Number on hand|
|lures STORED IN FREEZER|