Garden Bugs of British Columbia
Gardening to Attract, Repel and Control
Janice Elmhirst is a respected plant pathologist and head of Elmhirst Diagnostics and Research in Abbotsford, BC. Dr. Elmhist is a consultant to many of British Columbia's horticultural industries on the subjects of pest control and disease management in plants. She formerly served as plant diagnostics pathologist with the BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food.
Dr. Ken Fry teaches entomology in the school of Horticulture at Olds College. He has been involved in insect pest management research and teaching for over 12 years. Nine of those years were spent as a research scientist with the Alberta Research Council. His research is focused on biological control of insect pests and integrated pest management. Ken has never met a bug he didnít like, or at least for which he has a grudging respect.
Douglas Macaulay works as an Alberta Agriculture agroforester in Peace River country, where he helps farmers manage, understand and identify the beneficial and pest insects they encounter. Avocationally, Doug is a keen lepidopterist (i.e., he studies butterflies and moths) and spends volunteer time monitoring species populations. He has a degree in Biology from the University of Alberta.