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Apple Maggot in B.C.

The BC Ministry of Agriculture is asking the public to not move apples grown in backyards (non-commercial fruit) in coastal BC into BC’s interior, in particular please don’t move non-commercial fruit into the Okanagan or other major tree fruit producing area of BC.  Apple maggot is a serious pest of apple that is not yet established in the main apple producing areas of British Columbia. This page provides information on prevention, identification and management of apple maggot in commercial apple orchards.

BC Bee Funding

Responding to the need to support bees in the province, communities are using BeeBC funding to help generate educational initiatives and plant beneficial plants to help pollinators thrive. Beekeepers in the Fraser Valley and the Thompson Nicola region are working to save bees and pollinators. These two projects incorporate an educational component to strengthen community knowledge about pollinator conservation while working to provide additional resources for pollinators foraging for food. These projects are two of 10 that have received support from the Province’s BeeBC program. To date, 23 projects throughout the province have been funded by the program.

Workshop - Agricultural Pests: Practical Tools for Producers (April 16, Williams Lake)

The Cariboo-Chilcotin is home to a diverse and valuable range of agriculture. As climate changes, the effects of invasive species and pests in the Cariboo is expected to become more prevalent and have been identified as a key threat to the industry. Join us for a day to gain practical tools for identification, effective treatment and management strategies for priority pests and invasive species.