Events & Media

What to expect from 2018 silage and how to feed it.

Another informative nutrition article from Progressive Dairyman by Renato Schmidt, Anothony Hall and Bob Charley.  Take a look at how the challenging season may have affected your silage and what to expect at feed out. Feeding out 2018Feed.Renato

Beef up your Silage Program with Inoculants

Take a look at the new article from Progressive Dairyman by Dr. Bob Charley & Dr. Renato Schmidt regarding the importance of silage inoculants (specifically L.Buchneri inoculant) for your management needs on farm. Charley & Schmidt – Beef up your silage program with inoculants – Progre…

Ministry Update July 20, 2018 re: ArmyWorm & Rootworm

True Armyworm Downloads: corn root damge by rootworm July corn trap and beetles July true armyworm trap moth and larvae We have been monitoring for adult moths with pheromone traps in the Fraser Valley and on Vancouver Island from early May onwards.  You may see our green bucket traps or possibly wing traps (flat white … Read more

NEW!!   JBS Track-Pack Silage Bagger

The original Track-Pack machine has been re-born. Meet the new JBS Track-Pack machine This is a 14′ tunnel machine (10′ & 12′ machines to follow).  It is self-propelled with a Cat C15 540hp engine. 12′ rotor (solid 9″ wide) and feedtable with a full hydraulic drive add to the speed and efficiency of the machine. … Read more

Ministry Update on Army Worm and Rootworm – June 2018

An update on the status of Army Worm & Rootworm activity in BC has been sent by the BC Ministry and Ag.  Please see it below: True Armyworm: We have been monitoring for adult moths with pheromone traps in the Fraser Valley and on Vancouver Island from early May onwards.  You may see our green … Read more

Western Corn Rootworm Q&A

What do the worms look like? “Worms” are actually thin white larvae of the Western Corn Rootworm beetle.  These larvae can be found in corn root masses and feed on and can destroy the brace roots and main roots of the corn plants. The plant can grow and seem healthy but is weak and can … Read more

Army Worm Q&A

What do the worms look like? The “worms” are caterpillars (larvae) up to 1.5 inches long (3.5 cm), with brown to black bodies with tan stripes on sides. Heads are tan and mottled with darker lines. Larvae have 6 instars (stages) with the last three stages being the most damaging to grass hay and corn … Read more

True Armyworm Update August 28, 2017

Prepared by: Tracy Hueppelsheuser, B.C. Ministry of Agriculture, [email protected] 604-556-3031 Moth traps were set up during early August near fields that experienced damage during the first generation of caterpillars/armyworms. Moths have been seen in fields and caught consistently in traps in Port Alberni, Courtenay/Comox, and Cowichan valley locations. Traps are checked approximately weekly and number … Read more

Check your corn for rootworm damage

Lodging, tipping over, instability or ‘goosenecking’ is evident now in fields with rootworm. Check your corn for rootworm damage PDF