Fraser Valley – Enhancing Information and Collaboration for Managing Emerging Pests [fv05]
|Status||completed in 2018|
|Project Lead||Lower Mainland Horticulture Improvement Association|
|Funding Partners||Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, BC Ministry of Agriculture, Raspberry Industry Development Council, BC Blueberry Council, Dairy Industry Research and Education Committee|
This project completed an analysis of inventory findings, developed through an earlier CAI project, to select pests for a series of targeted planning sessions and development of resources in the Fraser Valley.
The inventory analysis confirmed two pests (Helminths and Spotted Wing Drosophila) for the focus of two cross-commodity planning sessions with experts, specialists and industry leaders. The analysis also confirmed seven topics for a series of fact sheets addressing a diverse selection of emerging pests.
The intention of the planning sessions was to facilitate collaboration between producer groups with shared pest issues. These sessions defined research, monitoring and management gaps and also initiated actions for collaboration. The series of fact sheets was developed for broad distribution of information about emerging pests and their management (all fact sheets can be found under Project Results below).
The final element of the project was to hold a year-end cross-commodity gathering in December 2017 to provide an update on the project activities and to update the inventory. Thirty new projects were added to the inventory since it was completed in December 2016. This session engaged the entire agriculture sector in the Fraser Valley to build momentum around collaboration and to set the stage for future focus groups and annual meetings.
- Fraser Valley – Darkling Beetle (2018 factsheet) (1,015 KB pdf)
- Fraser Valley – Downy Mildew (2018 factsheet) (1 MB pdf)
- Fraser Valley – Enhancing Information and Collaboration for Managing Emerging Pests (2018 report) (1,020 KB pdf)
- Fraser Valley – Important Agricultural Weeds (2018 factsheet) (1 MB pdf)
- Fraser Valley – Pest Assessment Inventory Analysis (2018) (1 MB pdf)
- Fraser Valley – Spotted Wing Drosophila (2018 factsheet) (1,019 KB pdf)
- Fraser Valley – Weevils in Berry Crops (2018 factsheet) (888 KB pdf)
- Fraser Valley – Weevils in Nursery & Floriculture (2018 factsheet) (902 KB pdf)
- Fraser Valley – Western Corn Rootworm (2018 factsheet) (956 KB pdf)