Blackened leaves and tissue caused by Fireblight

Fireblight (Erwinia amylovora)

Monday May 01, 2023

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  

Monday May 01, 2023

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...

ALCM Adults on trap

Apple Leaf Curling Midge (Dasineura mali)

Wednesday Apr 26, 2023

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...

Brown rot on cherry

Brown Rot (Monilinia fructicola)

Tuesday Apr 18, 2023

Brown rot on a cherry Brown Rot in Cherries (Monilinia fructicola) Why is it a problem? Brown rot in cherries (Monilinia fructicola) is a fungus that manifests itself on the tissue of s...

An example of bud burst on a cherry variety.

Bud Burst on Cherries

Monday Apr 17, 2023

Reminder: it is time to set your "bud burst" date in the Cherry Mildew Model. Bud Burst is happening in most varieties in the Central/North Okanagan & Kootenay regionsnow. Cherry growers in Southe...