Diseases

Check Your Orchardgrass Fields For Virus Now (2001) - Over the past few weeks we have received several reports of cocksfoot mottle virus (CMV) appearing in orchardgrass fields in the Fraser Valley. This disease is not new to the region, but more people are beginning to notice it. Late March to early April is the best time to detect this disease in your fields.

Rust Alert (2000) - We have had two recent reports that stripe rust has arrived in the Fraser Valley. Farmers should monitor their orchardgrass fields and take action if they find that their crops are infected.