Priorities for Forestry Herbicide Application Technology Research

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For which topic were research priorities identified?

forestry herbicide application technology

In which location was the research priority setting conducted?

North America - Canada; North America - USA

Why was it conducted at all?

Approximately 200.000 ha of Canada's forest lands are treated with herbicide each year. A number of groups with siginifIcant user input have produced lits of application technology problems which indicates a need for research in this area.

What was the objective?

to determine research priorities for forest herbicide application technology research

What was the outcome?

a ranking list of 10 research topics

How long did the research prioritization take?

No information provided.

Which methods were used to identify research priorities?


How were the priorities for research identified exactly?

Step 1: collecting research priorities by asking committees. Step 2: survey: participants were asked to rate each of the 59 herbicide application technology problems

Which stakeholders took part?

Variety of stakeholder groups with an interest in forest pesticide application: forest managers, forest pest managers, commercial applicators, pesticide regulators, researchers, pesticide manufacturers, and application equipment manufacturers. Overall, 297 stakeholders participated.

How were stakeholders recruited?

The basic mailing list was that developed by the Associate Committee on Agricultural and Forestry Aviation in the course of producing symposia in 1987 and 1990. It was supplemented by membership lists of the Canadian Association of Pest Control Officials and the Canadian Aerial Applicators' Association, and lists of contacts possessed by researchers at the Forest Pest Management Institute. 1,500 surveys were sent out.

Were stakeholders actively involved or did they just participate?

Stakeholders were mere participants of the research prioritization process; they were not actively involved in the process.