Kubota MX5800 HST Front Loader

Roy Persinko

Kubota MX5800 - Leader of the Pack

A heavy lifter with fuel economy! ​The MX5800 is the perfect tractor for moving pallets, bins, boxes, totes and barrel racks.

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Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) has been harassing Lower Mainland berry growers for five years. more »

Feb 16, 2016 1:53 PM Fruit

Persistent. That’s the word to describe Armillaria. Armillaria is the genus name of a group of mushroom-forming fungi, some of which are definitely bad news for blueberry growers. more »

Feb 16, 2016 1:43 PM Fruit

Cherry growers thought they’d heard the worst news possible when, in the late summer, traps in West Kelowna discovered an apple maggot fly. more »

Feb 16, 2016 1:34 PM Fruit

B.C.’s beautiful, flavourful blueberries are now shipping fresh all over the world. Ensuring the best quality possible for shipping means taking care during harvest and processing to avoid damage. more »

Feb 16, 2016 1:26 PM Fruit

Eastern Filbert Blight (EFB) has virtually wiped out the Hazelnut harvest, but there’s still hope according to Thom O’Dell, biologist with Nature Tech Nursery. more »

Feb 16, 2016 1:17 PM Fruit


Farmbound started out by delivering fresh, local produce and organic items in the North Okanagan area and has since expanded around BC. more »

Feb 16, 2016 10:22 AM Fruit


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Science is always at the heart of what growers do. Whether it’s Integrated Pest Management studies, analysis of sprays and treatments or exploration into irrigation methods, there is a form of science at play. more »

Dec 3, 2015 2:52 PM Fruit

Dec 3, 2015 1:31 PM Fruit

The weather played out like an epic novel, but were there heroes in this tale. more »

Dec 3, 2015 12:25 PM Fruit

Debbie Etsell

Ronda Payne

High-quality B.C. blueberries will be making their way to China after almost a decade’s journey to see agreements signed. more »

Oct 9, 2015 1:00 PM Fruit

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

Everyone knows the delicious flavour of firm, fresh blueberries, but keeping the market growing includes looking for additional ways to use the berry. more »

Oct 9, 2015 12:00 AM 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 |

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 |

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 |

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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