- Granett, Jeffrey
University of Maine
The purpose of this workshop is to outline research directions and priorities concerning insect growth regulators (IGRs) for possible use against eastern spruce budworm. Represented at the workshop are the major groups with interest in the problem, researchers interested in insect control, researchers interested in effects of control agents on the environment, a representative of state government, and representatives of the insecticide industry. All known researchers who are currently involved in IGR research on eastern spruce budworm are present. Because of this universality, a coordinated proposal for the use of IGRs may be developed. Because we are at an early stage in the CAN/USA Spruce Budworm program, the quality of this discussion will strongly influence support forthcoming from the governmental, university and industry planners arranging the program.