Peace – Collaborative Monitoring Pilot Project [pc03]
|Status||completed in 2016|
|Project Lead||BC Grain Producers' Association|
|Funding Partners||Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, BC Ministry of Agriculture, BC Grain Producers’ Association, Peace Region Forage Seed Association, Peace River Soil Conservation Association|
Download and read the project summary as a PDF: Pest & Disease Monitoring: the Front Line of Climate Adaptation.
One of the most significant gaps identified through the Peace Regional Strategies planning process was the lack of monitoring for agriculturally significant pests, diseases, weeds and invasive species. While there is an extensive pest monitoring network across the Prairies, it recently did not extend into the BC Peace. With a changing climate, the risks associated with this gap are substantial; monitoring is fundamental to understanding, preparing for and managing associated changes in the ranges and prevalence of economically significant pests, pathogens and weeds.
This two-year pilot project brought together a cross-section of sector organizations to jointly support BC-Peace based monitoring for pests, pathogens and weeds that have been identified as current or emerging threats. In partnership with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada staff, a linkage was facilitated to broaden data analysis and processing capacity. The project also included communications activities to effectively share information back with producers in the region.