moth larvae showing typical tunnelling behaviour

Codling Moth (Cydia pomonella)

Wednesday Jun 24, 2020

Codling Moth (Cydia pomonella)   Codling moths have long been pests in Okanagan orchards, and this week we discussed the importance of the SIR program in controlling local codling moth populati... Scab on Gala apples

Apple Scab (Venturia inaequalis)

Wednesday May 20, 2020

Apple scab on leaves Apple Scab (Venturia inaequalis) Why is it a problem? The incidence of apple scab has been increasing in a number of orchards in the Okanagan area, with increased levels s... leafroller damage on Gala

OBLR - Obliquebanded Leafroller (Choristoneura rosaceana) 

Wednesday May 20, 2020

OBLR larvae on apple leaf OBLR - Obliquebanded Leafroller (Choristoneura rosaceana)  Why is it a problem? Leafrollers are common pests in treefruit orchards, causing damage to developing ...

What is DAS?

The BC Decision Aid System (BC DAS) is an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) decision support system for Okanagan tree fruit growers and pest managers. It provides easy-to-use pest management programs and helps to optimize management decisions for certain insects and diseases.

BC DAS collects daily weather data from the local Okanagan weather network along with forecast data to create insect and disease population charts linked with management and pesticide recommendations.