- Coughlin, John
Maine Forest Service
The spruce budworm problem in northern Maine continued to demand attention in 1968. Personnel of the Maine Forestry Department spent much of the summer field season on intensive surveys in Aroostook County and northern Piscataquis and Penobscot Counties. Such surveys have been a part of regular work each year since the current budworm epidemic began. Operations were based at the Portage laboratory. This facility was the scene of unusual activity in 1968 in connection with a test of the insecticide SUMITHION by the U.S. Forest Service.