2020 Annual Grower Mailout

May 2020

Hello Growers and Orchard Owners,

We hope this email finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe during these uncertain times.

SIR, as a support to agriculture, is considered an essential service during the pandemic.  We have been developing new practices in our facility and field offices that will allow us to continue providing you with our services—while still keeping our staff safe and you, our growers, safe.  More details on our safety practices during this pandemic are available on our website: Covid-19 Response.

This year, we will not be sending our usual program-wide mail out.  With the covid-related restrictions at our administrative office and the implementation of social distancing, we are unable to complete a large scale mail out at this time.  We have attached the following PDFs of codling moth management information for the season. 

You will also find management recommendations and links to the product guide online at BCDAS https://ca.decisionaid.systems/

BCDAS is a service free for Okanagan apple and cherry growers that also provides real-time model predictions for scab, fire blight, cherry mildew and more.  If you need help getting DAS set up for your property, you can contact Molly Thurston, P.Ag: mthurston@oksir.org.

The orchard maps that we would normally mail out can be found on our website: Codling Moth Maps

If you would prefer that we mail you a printed copy of your orchard results and this information, please contact our main office and we can put your copy in the mail for you.

If you have any concerns about codling moth and your property this season, please contact our main office (250) 469 6187 or your area supervisor:

Nicole McCann Coldstream to Salmon Arm (250) 309 4952

Kelly Carmichael Peachland, W Kelowna, Glenmore, Rutland, Lake Country, Ellison (250) 308 7609

Shawn Fennell Kelowna (S & E), Mission, Belgo & Benvoulin (250) 215 1917

Alexis Friesen Okanagan Falls to Summerland (250) 809 9920

Warren Blatz Osoyoos to Keremeos to Oliver (250) 488 0380