CoCoon Testing Centre


CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
APRIL 13TH, 2017


On behalf of Jane and myself we would like to thank you for all of your patronage for the 2016-2017 season. With your support the CCTC ended up doing 700 samples and 180 of those were sex ratios. That is up 120 and 80 from the previous year.


From Jan-March 15th the lab saw 567 samples, we were working tirelessly to get the results to you in an efficient manner but the wait time just couldn’t be helped as we were working weekends to keep up with the 3-4 week timetable.

These mass numbers of both x-rays and sex ratios opened our eyes as to what could be coming for the CCTC. We are looking at all of our options to decrease wait time and increase efficiency at the CCTC for the 2017-2018 season.

I am available by phone or e-mail: 403-362-0453 or cctc@alfalfaseedab.com if anyone has any questions during our off season.

Keep an eye on the website for all of the updated Information for our 2017/2018 season and opening dates etc. www.alfalfaseedab.com

CANADIAN RESULTS FOR 2017

CANADA  (700)
Live
#/Lb
Immature
Larvae
Dead
Prepupae
Dead
Larvae
Pollen
Balls
2nd
Gen
Pred /
Pests
Parasites Chalkbrood
Machine
Damage
Sex Ratios No
Samples
Spor Non Spor % Viable  % Female 
Max    5460 97.74% 1.58% 1 7.75% 11. 35% 46.5 5% 11.94% 1.89% 13.31% 7.11% 1.81% 9.30% 99.67% 54.98%  
Min    1,914 36.38% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.37% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 90.67% 12.97% 180
Avg   3,970 75.07% 0.03% 1.78% 2.59% 17.95% 0.21% 0.06% 0.48% 0.18% 0.05% 1.64% 97.27% 36.59%  
                                                                                                                                                                                               

Kelly Rasmussen
Crop Diversification Centre - South

301 Horticultural Station Road East
Brooks, AB T1R 1E6
Telephone: 403-362-0453
cctc@alfalfaseedab.com