Okanagan-Kootenay Sterile Insect Release Program
About Okanagan-Kootenay Sterile Insect Release Program
We are an environmentally-friendly codling moth control program in the beautiful fruit growing region of the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys, in British Columbia. Since the Program started more than 20 years ago, the amount of pesticides used in the valley against codling moth has dropped by 96%. Our Program breeds and sterilizes codling moths at our state-of-the-art facility in Osoyoos, and we release them into orchards where they mate with wild moths to prevent the population from reproducing. Our Program also provides trapping and monitoring, education, and enforcement services for the growers.