These resources identify priorities for improved resources, research and actions to address agricultural pest issues in the Fraser Valley. The 2017 report analyzes the results of a 2016 pest inventory, identifying key areas for future attention and investment. It includes both emerging pest threats and established pests. This analysis also informed the selection of topics for a series of pest fact sheets to improve knowledge and promote management. The analysis also identified three research gaps, pointing to priority areas for future research:

  • Pest resistance to treatment products
  • The occurrence and distribution of some pests, such as nematodes
  • Pests as vectors for plant pathogens

The 2018 report summarizes a series of activities addressing priority pest issues, including:

  • Results from two focus groups that aimed to identify solutions for monitoring, management, education and research for two key pests: spotted wing drosophila and helminths
  • Results from a cross-commodity workshop to foster collaboration and communicate earlier project findings

Resources & Downloads:

Project Report – Fraser Valley Pest Assessment Inventory – 2017

Project Report – Enhancing Information and Collaboration for Managing Emerging Pests – 2018

Darkling beetle: Fact Sheet

Downy Mildew in Hops: Fact Sheet

Spotted Wing Drosophila: Fact Sheet

Weeds in the Fraser Valley: Fact Sheet

Weevils in Berry Crops: Fact Sheet

Weevils in Nursey & Floriculture: Fact Sheet

Western Corn Rootworm: Fact Sheet