Codling 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...

Apple 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...

Early 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 ...

Blackened leaves and tissue caused by Fireblight

Fireblight (Erwinia amylovora)

Wednesday May 20, 2020

Fireblight infection with characteristic dead wood and leaves at terminal tips Fireblight (Erwinia amylovora) Why is it a problem? Fireblight infections can greatly affect the health of your...

Bee pollinator active on pear blossoms

Bloom Timing and Honey Bee Foraging Models  

Wednesday May 20, 2020

Full bloom in high density apples  Bloom Timing and Honey Bee Foraging Models   Why is bloom important? Activities surrounding bloom timing in the orchards is directly related to the...