True Armyworms have been confirmed in Abbotsford grass hay fields. Growers should check hay fields for armyworms (caterpillars) not only on Vancouver Island, but also in the Fraser Valley.
For more information: Tracy Hueppelsheuser Entomologist, Plant and Animal Health Branch, British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture
You were sure to notice the drop in heat during Monday's eclipse. A new solar radiation sensor installed by Environment and Climate Change Canada at the AAFC Agassiz Research and Development Centre picks up the drop in heat. The graph below shows the solar radiation by the minute for August 21, 2017 in Agassiz, B.C.
The B.C. government is continuing to work with the Government of Canada to ensure B.C. ranchers have access to either existing or new programs as part of the overall response to the devastating wildfires in the province’s Interior. The potential impact is severe as B.C. ranchers have an estimated 30,000 animals within the boundaries of the wildfire-affected areas. The number of confirmed livestock injuries and losses is not available yet as the ongoing emergency response continues. Once the information is available, the B.C.