Joe Meating is the President of BioForest Technologies Inc. Joe has a B.Sc. in Wildlife Biology and an M.Sc. in Ecology from the University of New Brunswick, as well as advanced training in forest entomology. He recently completed the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems Lead Auditor training.
From 1980-1996, Joe was the Forest Insect Control Officer with the Forest Insect and Disease Survey Unit of the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) in Ontario. As Director of Forest Surveys and Protection for BioForest Technologies Inc., Joe has been involved in developing and delivering a complete spruce budworm management program to the Province of Saskatchewan. He has also been involved in the development and implementation of pest management tools such as the spruce budworm and jack pine budworm decision support systems, field trials to assess pesticide efficacy, and the design and delivery of custom pest surveys and assessments.
About BioForest Technologies Inc.:
BioForest is a unique forest consulting company working hard to ensure healthy forests for today and tomorrow. Since 1996, BioForest Technologies Inc. has kept forests healthy with scientific and technical expertise. It specializes in innovative product development and forest protection strategies. It works with clients to manage pests before, during, and after serious attacks, to minimize the effects of pest outbreaks. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff will work with clients to design effective pest management strategies for urban forests, commercial forests, woodlots, cottage properties and everything in between. BioForest has a strong research and development capability and has worked with many clients to develop new, more effective pest management tools, such as the EcoJect® System (US Patent 7,114,289), a tree microinjection tool for the application of systemic pesticides into high value trees.
BioForest is the registrant of TreeAzin®, a systemic insecticide, providing up to two years control of Emerald Ash Borer and other insect pests in Canada and the U.S. TreeAzin® was developed for treating threatened trees in urban forests and environmentally sensitive areas. The company is also the distributor of Arbotect 20-S®, a fungicide injection treatment for Dutch Elm Disease prevention in Canada.