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Fruit Bandits Try to Steal Canadian Cherry Patents

Fruit growers are in for what Keith Carlson calls a global 'Scientific War' over new fruit varieties developed in Canada. more »

Apr 9, 2014 by in Fruit

Kelowna grower Hank Markgraf (right) and the organizing committee for the IFTA conference pose with their impromptu 'Olympic' medals, made of valuable Canadian Loonies.

Gary Symons

Dwarf Trees, Huge Production

IFTA Conference Delegates Praise BC Growers more »

Apr 9, 2014 by in Fruit

Fruit Wineries A Sweet Business

For a number of dedicated fruit growers in British Columbia, making wine from fruit is not only a labour of love; it also makes good business sense. more »

Feb 12, 2014 by in Fruit

B.C. Opens Canada’s Only Cranberry Research Farm

B.C. Cranberry growers were elated to hear their industry is developing the first ever cranberry research farm in Canada. more »

Dec 4, 2013 by in Fruit

Ewa Niwczyk | Dreamstime.com

Cherries, Tree Fruit and More...

2013 Year in Review. Cherries, Soft Fruit, Apricots, Nectarines and Peaches. more »

Dec 4, 2013 by in Fruit

Dusan Kostic | Dreamstime.com

A Berry Good Road Trip

2013 Year in Review. In B.C. we are lucky that from early summer to late fall, road trips include the delicious taste of locally grown berries. more »

Dec 4, 2013 by in Fruit

Apples from the North Okanagan show damage from an early season hail storm.

Stephanie Symons

Apples a Hail of a Year

2013 Year in Review. The volume of apples received by BC Tree Fruits in 2013 was down, not only due to bad weather, but also because some growers have elected to ship their fruit to the United States for packaging. more »

Dec 4, 2013 by in Fruit

The Spotted Wing Drosophila doesn't just feed on fruit; the female also lays eggs in the fruit itself. Then the eggs hatch into larvae, the fruit softens and can no longer be sold as fresh fruit.

Washington State University

Delegate Insecticide Okayed for Japan Export Berries

Surge in losses from Spotted Wing Drosophila in BC leads to granting of emergency use permit for Delegate WG insecticide. more »

Nov 22, 2013 in Fruit

Growers have made the shift to dwarfing root stock Figures 1a.

William McPhee

Soil Amendments and the Control of Soil Pathogens

Tree roots are important to the overall health of trees and, although proper management of irrigation and soil nutrition are extremely necessary for healthy root systems, it is also important to manage root diseases. more »

Sep 26, 2013 by in Fruit

Year in Review 2013 - Apples

Stephanie Symons

Chris Pollock, Marketing Manager for BC Tree Fruits, noted farmers didn’t have to endure the extreme rains they had last year; however, 2013 was not without tribulations.

Year in Review 2013 - Berries

Dusan Kostic | Dreamstime.com

In B.C. we are lucky that from early summer to late fall, road trips include the delicious taste of locally grown berries.

Year in Review 2013 - Cherries and Soft Fruit

Ewa Niwczyk | Dreamstime.com

The 2013 growing season gave cherry farmers a break from the rains of 2012. “It was a very good year in terms of quality and size of fruit,” says Chris Pollock, marketing manager for BC Tree Fruits.

Year in Review 2013 - Grapes and Wine

Gajus | Dreamstime.com

The harvest for 2013 is mostly in. Grape harvests are up from 2012 and quality is said to be superior to the last two years.

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