Early leafroller damage on Gala

OBLR - Obliquebanded Leafroller (Choristoneura rosaceana) 

Thursday May 20, 2021

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 ...

Little Cherry Virus

Friday May 14, 2021

  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...

Blackened leaves and tissue caused by Fireblight

Fireblight (Erwinia amylovora)

Saturday May 01, 2021

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  

Saturday May 01, 2021

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...

Campylomma on beating board fabric surface

Campylomma (Mullein Plant Bug)

Saturday May 01, 2021

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...