With this talk, the Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre (PARC) wraps up its series of free presentations celebrating 100 years of science in the Okanagan.
Did you know that Summerland cherry cultivars are grown in every major cherry-producing region in the world, making up the majority of new plantings all over the globe? Researchers at PARC - Summerland have had a striking impact on the cherry industry, both in British Columbia (BC) and afar.
They have also conducted intensive research on Little Cherry disease which continues to be a threat to BC’s cherry industry. We will hear the story of how a rapid and reliable molecular diagnostic test for the virus was developed and implemented at PARC in collaboration with the BC Ministry of Agriculture.
This event features the following speakers:
• D’Ann Rochon, Research Scientist, PARC
• Gail Jesperson, Plant Pathologist, BC Ministry of Agriculture
4200 Highway #97 South
Summerland, British Columbia
(Parking is free)