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California, and he assured B.C.
growers they are very progressive in
important for the industry to consider.
what they’re doing.
Enforcement must be a part of it, and
gets off the ground, he noted. All host
it would include SIR, he said.
trees must be included.
design the new program that would
An advisory committee is needed to
incorporate the SIR program; to talk
be area-wide, or will fail before it even
It’s mandatory that such a program management services program could
Funding for such a broad pest
come from product testing, sterile
and listen to growers, then to test,
evaluate, modify and implement new
programs.
problem with codling moth in the
Right now, he said, the biggest
Similkameen is around packinghouses.
He recommended the use of plastic
bins so the moths have nowhere to
Double twin flails Universal hammer
hitch a ride from infested orchards.
for grass cutting flails for heavy
and light scrub duty pulverizing
clearing
is in 96 per cent of plantings in the
However, the apple clearwing moth
Similkameen, so a pilot project will
begin there next year to include
orchard monitoring.
Rugged flail choppers to mow , shr ed and evenly spr ead
the Okanagan, as well as an expansion
Clearwing surveillance must begin in Chopping the heaviest materials, just leaving a fine mulch behind
of the SIR program to include efforts
to control learfollers and budmoth, he
• Width 125-225 cm • Simple and easily adjustable to of fset
• Can be centrally mounted or of fset position, either mechanically or
said.
• Double twin flails or heavy , r obust hydraulically
hammer flails • Heavy , adjustable back r oller with sealed
from the provincial ministry of
Entomologist Hugh Philip, retired
• Pulverize wood up to diameter of 5 cm bearings and anti-wrap featur e
• Low pr ofile • Follows contours of the gr ound
agriculture and now working on
contract to the BCFGA, told growers
GERARD’S EQUIPMENT LTD.
this new approach to pest
management delivery in the region is
33684 Highway 97 South, Oliver , BC
(250) 498-2524 or (250) 498-6231 • Fax (250) 498-3288
Wherever you find
Canadian agriculture,
you’llfind FCC
Call us at 1-800-387-3232 (your local office)
or 1-888-332-3301 (extended hours).
See what we’re up to at www.fcc.ca/advancing.
50
years/ans
1959-2009
British Columbia FRUIT GROWER • Spring 2009
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