Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm was re-elected in 2013 and appointed Minister of Agriculture in June. Orchard & Vine caught up with him to ask questions posed by our readers.
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
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 »
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
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.