Some Apples Are Just Lucky

Ambrosia apples were quite easy to grow and had a good yield. They hung nicely on the tree and required very little pruning in the winter. In the summer, the natural spacing of the tree allowed for the summer light to colour them up nicely. more »

Oct 9, 2015 12:44 PM Fruit

Smoke Taint a Recurring Issue

Fires in Australia, California, and British Columbia (2003), and the subsequent research work that resulted from those events, means there is a good body of knowledge and research on strategies to produce quality wines from smoke tainted grapes. more »

Oct 9, 2015 11:30 AM Wine

Producing the Next Vintage in Wine Education

Okanagan College has three wine industry certificate programs specifically designed to serve the needs of the wine industry, and give students the tools and knowledge to succeed in carving out a career with award-winning vineyards in the area. more »

Oct 9, 2015 11:19 AM , Wine

Two-wheeling Farm to Farm with The Cycling Connection

There’s nothing like a beautiful sunny day on a bicycle to make a farm tour even better. In Maple Ridge a group called HUB: The Cycling Connection organized an early September farm tour. It included a sixth generation dairy farm (Brookfield Farm), a more »

Oct 9, 2015 12:00 AM News

Get Ready for the 18th Annual Pacific Agriculture Show!

Mark your calendar and book your hotel rooms from January 28 to January 30, as this year promises to be another great place to learn high-level information for agricultural producers at the 18th Annual Pacific Agriculture Show in Abottsford, BC. more »

Oct 9, 2015 12:00 AM News

Of Fire, Smoke, and Gratitude

Winemaking is farming. Growers try to plan each vintage but the success is somewhat out of our control. We can irrigate and fertilize, build game and wildlife fencing, calculate the risks, and purchase crop insurance. more »

Oct 9, 2015 12:00 AM Wine

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