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Improved pest surveillance and pest management for fruit and vegetable crops in Alberta

Posted on 23.03.2017 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Broatch, Jim
Institution: Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
Total WGRF Funding: $65,700
Co-Funders: Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund
Start Date: 2014
Project Length: 2 Years
Objectives:

To provide valuable information useful for several important components of pest management for new and emerging pest organisms including: i) detection of new and emerging pest species, both insect and disease ii) characterization of existing pest species populations and their effects on production iii) weather data to develop infestation and developmental models to facilitate control decisions/options, and iv) extension and awareness initiatives.