- Coughlin, John
Maine Forest Service
There have been no spray operations against the spruce budworm in northern Maine since 1964. Budworm populations have remained low in the area treated in 1963. The 1964 operation was essentially a "mop-up" treatment, spraying peripheral areas for the most part, plus an area which would have been sprayed in 1963 had it not been desirable to reserve the area for experimental use. Since 1964 the Entomology Division has pursued a policy of intensive surveys to check the budworm infestation for signs of recovery or resurgence.