BCDAS graph showing cumulative leaf wetness

Apple Scab Reminders

Monday Apr 18, 2022

Apple Scab, Venturia inaequalis, is a fungal disease of apples that attacks foliage, blossoms, and fruit. This disease is favoured by wet, cool conditions and has caused significant losses in the Okan...

Apple Scab on Gala apples

Apple Scab (Venturia inaequalis)

Saturday Apr 09, 2022

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

Tuesday Apr 05, 2022

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!

Tuesday Apr 05, 2022

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!

Friday Apr 01, 2022

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.