Municipal Affairs and Environment

2001 Mimic Forest Spray Program for Hemlock Looper

Registration 921

Proponent - Department of Forest Resources & Agrifoods

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

  • The proponent proposes to implement an aerial insecticide spray program using the product Mimic (tebufenozide) against the hemlock looper insect pest. The proposed forest areas designated for application are forecast to receive moderate to severe defoliation by hemlock looper in 2001. The insecticide program using Mimic is proposed to be a smaller component of the overall control program for the hemlock looper using the biological insecticide, B.t.k.. The registration document submitted provides background information on the current infestations, control options, information on the product Mimic, details of the actual spray program and the schedule. The locations of the proposed control program using Mimic are on the northern peninsula in areas adjacent to Ten Mile Pond, several sites near Castors River and south of Main Brook. 
  • March 9, 2001 - The undertaking was registered.
  • June 20, 2001 - The Minister announced that the project was released from environmental assessment.

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