30 resolutions approved at the 2015 AGM. Listed here.more »
In B.C., growers are chiefly interested in dwarf and semi-dwarf trees to suit high density plantings such as super spindle orchards. more »
Apr 10, 2015 2:51 PM Fruit
The controversial Arctic Apple has been approved for production in Canada and the United States, despite opposition from grower groups like the BC Fruit Growers Association. more »
Apr 10, 2015 2:28 PM Fruit
Don't forget the BC Cherry Growers Association AGM is on March 11 at the Ramada Hotel in Kelowna more »
Mar 9, 2015 11:41 AM Fruit
Okanagan’s stockholders will receive $31 million in Intrexon common stock and $10 million in upfront cash. more »
Mar 1, 2015 10:11 PM Fruit
Feb 23, 2015 4:00 PM Fruit
Raspberry growers have seen positive results for the past two years, but much of the credit goes to Mother Nature according to Dianne Klatt, co-owner of Pacific Coast Fruit. more »
Feb 9, 2015 12:00 AM Fruit
With the increased planting of day neutral strawberries, growers are facing pests that are familiar, but more persistent. more »
Feb 8, 2015 12:00 AM Fruit
Breeding new varieties of berries is a lengthy process. The time from establishing a new cross to reaching farmers’ fields is usually about 15 years. more »
Feb 7, 2015 12:00 AM Fruit
Blueberries took notes from cherries when Andre Bailey, president of Creston’s Global Fruit Ltd. spoke to O&V about the ten plus years he’s been involved in exporting cherries. more »
Feb 6, 2015 12:00 AM Fruit
A slight sigh of relief was heard this year when berry growers had a small reprieve from the problematic Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD). more »
Feb 5, 2015 12:00 AM Fruit
What a fantastic way to market and drive more traffic to your farm! Now if everyone was brave enough to make a great video to help market their business, we might end up with daily entertainment on our news feeds. more »
Jan 21, 2015 3:37 PM Fruit
What has been your greatest challenge in 2014? more »
Dec 16, 2014 12:00 AM Fruit
Year in Review 2013 - Apples
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
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
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
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.