Apple Scab on Gala apples

Apple Scab (Venturia inaequalis)

Tuesday Apr 09, 2024

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...

Gala Apples at Green Tip

It's an early start! And could be a wet spring...

Monday Apr 08, 2024

After a warm winter, it is clear that we are racing into spring! The current bud stages are estimated at 14-17 days ahead of this same time period in 2023 and things are changing quickly out there. We...

Green Tip on Gala

Set your Green Tip date now!

Friday Apr 05, 2024

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 ...

Set Green Tip

Scab model settings

Friday Apr 05, 2024

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 Apple

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

Monday Apr 01, 2024

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.