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...

Peach Twig Borer damage on peach shoot

Peach Twig Borer (Anarsia lineatella) and Peach Tree Borer (Synanthedon exitiosa)

Wednesday May 20, 2020

Larvae of Peachtree borer from a cross secton of wood Peach Twig Borer (Anarsia lineatella) and Peach Tree Borer (Synanthedon exitiosa)   Why are they a problem? The Peach twig borer is a...

Kelowna Area Map

Important Information For Kelowna Growers

Friday Apr 24, 2020

We are currently experiencing a technical issue with the BC-DAS Scab model which is not reflecting up-to-date weather data.All Apple growers in Kelowna and areas north of Kelowna should consider that ...

Set Green Tip

Scab model settings

Monday Apr 06, 2020

How can I set the green tip date for the scab model on my station?

Green Tip on Gala Apple

Scab season begins… time to set your green tip date!

Monday Apr 06, 2020

Scab infections can be initiated from Green Tip through to harvest. As soon as buds reach green tip growers must begin to monitor the weather for infection conditions. BC-DAS system users should go into the Apple Scab model now to set the date of green tip for when it occurs in your orchard.