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.

Pear psylla adult on pear limb

Pear Psylla

Wednesday Mar 10, 2021

Pear psylla eggs Pear psylla hard shell Pear Psylla (Cacopsylla pyri)  Why is it a problem? Pear psylla is a common pest in pear orchards in North America. Due to its ability to deve...

Kelowna Area Map

Important Information For Kelowna Growers

Saturday Apr 04, 2020

We are currently experiencing a technical issue with the BC-DAS Scab model which is not reflecting up-to-date weather data.All Apple growers in Kelowna and areas north of Kelowna should consider that ...

Weather station

BC stations now fixed

Monday Jun 17, 2019

All stations are now back to normal functioning