Brown rot on cherry

Brown Rot (Monilinia fructicola)

Sunday Apr 18, 2021

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...

Apple Scab on Gala apples

Apple Scab (Venturia inaequalis)

Friday Apr 09, 2021

Apple scab on leaves Apple Scab (Venturia inaequalis) Why is it a problem? The incidence of apple scab has been increasing in a number of orchards in the Okanagan area, with increased levels s...

Set Green Tip

Scab model settings

Monday Apr 05, 2021

In order to set the green tip date for the scab model, open the tab on the left-hand side – "View by Model". Click on your Station. The program is accepting the Green Tip date into the square ma...

Green Tip on Gala

Set your Green Tip date now!

Monday Apr 05, 2021

Apple scab overwinters in infected leaves on the orchard floor. The spores (called ascospores) mature around the same time that the new growth begins to appear in the spring (green tip stage). Spores ...

Green Tip on Gala Apple

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

Thursday Apr 01, 2021

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.