Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

A brief review of the past use of baculoviruses for the management of eruptive forest defoliators and recent developments on a sawfly virus in Canada.

Abstract

An overview is presented of the state of knowledge on the use of baculoviruses - a family of virulent insect viruses exhibiting narrow host ranges - for the suppression of insect outbreaks in Canadian forests. Emphasis is on recent investigations using NeabNPV against the balsam fir sawfly (Neodiprion abietis) and the pine false webworm (Acantholyda erythrocephala).