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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Apple Breeding Program Embraces Innovation

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

Orchard & Vine Fruit Survey

Dec 3, 2015 1:31 PM Fruit

Extreme Weather

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

B.C. Blueberries Set to Take a Ride to China

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

Some Apples Are Just Lucky

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

Blueberry Extensions

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

Nitrogen, the Future of Blueberry Farming

Growing blueberries, like most fruit, truly is part art and a lot of science. It takes people who have a keen interest in why certain plants do what they do to ensure B.C. growers stay competitive and continue to produce arguably the best berries. more »

Jun 9, 2015 2:27 PM Fruit

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

Cherries 2013

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

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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