Marking Suspects for Little Cherry Disease

Thursday Jun 15, 2023

If you see a tree that has some branches yielding small, misshapen or bitter fruits, this may be LChD (See back ofpage). Leaf samples will be collected for molecular analysis and confirmation of the d...

Cherry Fruit Fly adult on cherry (Photo Credit: E. Beers, 2007)

Western Cherry Fruit Fly (Rhagoletis indifferens)

Monday Jun 05, 2023

Western cherry fruit fly trap in orchard with lure Western Cherry Fruit Fly (Rhagoletis indifferens) Why is it a problem? Western cherry fruit fly (Rhagoletis indifferens) is a native p...

Peach Twig Borer damage on peach shoot

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

Saturday May 27, 2023

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...

Early leafroller damage on Gala

OBLR - Obliquebanded Leafroller (Choristoneura rosaceana) 

Saturday May 20, 2023

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

Sunday May 14, 2023

  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...