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Jack pine budworm

Twenty-four egg mass plots were taken throughout the major jack pine stands in Region I that have had defoliation outbreaks periodically over the past thirty years. No egg masses were found on any of the twenty-four plots. In Region 3, no egg masses were found on twelve plots in Crow Wing, Pine and Wadena Counties. Early larval surveys in June indicated that JPBW is inactive at present and egg mass results indicate populations will remain low statewide in 1998.