Seed Orchard Pest Management
Without pest management expertise, seed crops are at risk of damage or destruction caused by pest insects and diseases. Such damage could result in short-term revenue losses due to pest activity in seed orchards, the collection of badly-infested cone crops, and longer-term repercussions for reforestation and future fibre production.
Pest Management Program Objectives
- Assess and improve the monitoring and management programs for seed and cone pests in the conifer seed orchards of British Columbia.
- Visit sites to deal with crop monitoring, pest emergencies and other pest-based issues.
- Develop extension material for the B.C. seed production community.