BC Fruit Growers' Association Resolutions Approved at 2015 AGM

30 resolutions approved at the 2015 AGM. Listed here.

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PARC Rootstock Research Results

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

Arctic Apple Here to Stay

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

Ewa Niwczyk |

BC Cherry Growers Association AGM 2015

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

Arctic Apple sells for $41 million

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


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Raspberry Growers Have Mom to Thank

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

Lygus Adult

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Pest Problem for Day Neutral Strawberries

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

New Berry Varieties Coming to a Field Near You

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

Blueberry Growers Can Follow the Cherry's Road to China

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

This is the fifth winter for the SWD trapping program, trapping in early January 2015 saw surprisingly high numbers.

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Getting a Grip on the Dreaded SWD

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

From Peace Belly Farm

How to have a Garden Sale - video

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

Orchard and Vine Fruit Survey - We Asked...

What has been your greatest challenge in 2014? more »

Dec 16, 2014 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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