Marmorated Stink Bug

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An invasive agricultural pest that can cause extensive damage to crops has been discovered in Kelowna, the second confirmed sighting in the Okanagan. more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM News

Persistent. That’s the word to describe Armillaria. Armillaria is the genus name of a group of mushroom-forming fungi, some of which are definitely bad news for blueberry growers. more

Feb 16, 2016 1:43 PM Articles

Cherry growers thought they’d heard the worst news possible when, in the late summer, traps in West Kelowna discovered an apple maggot fly. more

Feb 16, 2016 1:34 PM Articles

This year started two weeks early and ended three weeks early - it was a scramble from the start! Growers contended with windstorms, smoke from forest fires, and excessive heat. more

Dec 2, 2015 2:57 PM Fruit Opinions


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With the increased planting of day neutral strawberries, growers are facing pests that are familiar, but more persistent. more

Feb 8, 2015 12:00 AM Articles

SWD Trap

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A slight sigh of relief was heard this year when berry growers had a small reprieve from the problematic Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD). more

Feb 5, 2015 12:00 AM Articles

Coyotes are a highly adaptable species found throughout North and Central America. The word “coyote” is derived from the Aztec language and means “trickster.” more

Jun 4, 2013 2:17 PM Environment


Doug Ransome

Part of the appeal of being a fruit grower is spending time outdoors communing with nature. more

Jun 3, 2013 3:03 PM Articles


Melissa Cook

When two insects, such as the cranberry tipworm and the blueberry gall midge, look so alike that they can’t be distinguished visually, but are actually different insects, they are called cryptic species. more

Dec 14, 2012 1:05 PM Articles