Little Cherry Virus

Tuesday May 14, 2024

  Little Cherry Virus causes small, discoloured cherries with a bitter taste that can not be marketed. With a history of this virus in British Columbia, and a current epidemic in Washington Stat...

Campylomma on beating board fabric surface

Campylomma (Mullein Plant Bug)

Wednesday May 01, 2024

Campylomma damage on apple fruitlet Campylomma (Mullein Plant Bug) Why is it a problem? Campylomma is a common pest in North American orchards including in apple and pears. Du...

Bee pollinator active on pear blossoms

Bloom Timing and Honey Bee Foraging Models  

Wednesday May 01, 2024

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...

Blackened leaves and tissue caused by Fireblight

Fireblight (Erwinia amylovora)

Wednesday May 01, 2024

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...

ALCM Adults on trap

Apple Leaf Curling Midge (Dasineura mali)

Friday Apr 26, 2024

ALCM characteristic rolling on leaves ALCM larvae white stage ALCM trap captures in one Okanagan orchard (2020) Apple Leaf Curling Midge (Dasineura mali)  Why is it a problem? A...