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Kelowna, BC  V1W 3Z4
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Vernon
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Vernon, BC  V1T 9G1
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Penticton
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Penticton, BC  V2A 4W5
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Osoyoos, BC  V0H 1V5
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All other areas
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Welcome to the Sterile Insect Release Program

The Sterile Insect Release (SIR) Program is an area-wide and environmentally friendly approach to managing the codling moth, one of the BC tree fruit industry's most damaging and costly pests.  The SIR Program operates in the fruit growing areas of the Okanagan, Similkameen and Shuswap Valleys, where the tree fruit industry plays an important role in the lives of residents and commercial growers.

 





 

 

 (Updated April 21, 2015)

Job postings are available here. SIR is still hiring for seasonal employment!

OKSIR Program nominated for international reward. Click here for details! (pdf file)

2015 Neighbourhood Maps and 2014 Apple Clearwing Survey maps are available here.

A Benefit-cost Analysis of the Okanagan Kootenay Sterile Insect Release Program  final report is now available through the Okanagan College Library here.

 


The SIR Board and it's stakeholders gratefully acknowledge funding support from:

This funding made possible the following projects:

Tree Fruit Industry Innovation Funds and Tree Fruit Industry Development Funds:
SIR Pilot Projects for Sustainable Maintenance - Year 3 of 3

Tree Fruit Industry Strategic Funds:
2008-2009 SIR Adhoc Committee - Proposal for Areawide Pest Management Services Program

IAF of BC Funding:
2005-2007 Transitional Clean Up Program Plan



Canada Summer Jobs Grant Funding:
Seasonal Workers


 
 

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