Innovations

2015 Innovation Issue

Orchard & Vine Magazine 2015 Innovation Issue

Inside you’ll read about sustainable ideas that are trending and good for the environment, advanced growing techniques, unique gadgets, healthy and tasty products.

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3 Key Strategies to Streamline your Packaging Decisions

Packaging decisions can be difficult and stressful… with many different options it can seem overwhelming and once you’ve chosen what you would like your final package to look like, coordinating supply components can be just as challenging. more »

Jul 8, 2015 2:02 PM Innovations

Wireless Networks Move Pheromones Towards Mainstream Pest Control

Precision agriculture isn’t just for cereal crops anymore. BC-based company, Semios is using wireless technology in orchards and vineyards to monitor pests and apply pheromones instead of commercial pesticides for crop protection. more »

Jul 8, 2015 10:44 AM Innovations

Ambrosia Apple Slushie - A Natural Alternative

Tucked into an orchard along the Kettle Valley Rail (KVR) trail, The Trail Store Fruit & More is the perfect place to take a break from your activities. Owned and operated by local orchardist Rod Hollett and his wife Darlene. more »

Jul 7, 2015 3:26 PM Innovations

Improve Your Crop Yield with Trace Minerals

An increasing demand to yield large amounts of produce can cause your soil to be quickly depleted of vital vitamins and minerals, which results in smaller crops with less nutritional value. That’s where AZOMITE® can help. more »

Jul 7, 2015 2:58 PM Innovations

New PLU Label Developed

You wouldn’t normally think of a shipping supply company as being innovative – especially one that has been around for more than 38 years. Then again, you haven’t met Ron Brown – Founder and President at Shippers Supply.

Penergetic Makes Your Grapes More Energetic

Better wine. Improved resistance to pests and disease. Reduced use of chemical inputs. You’d think with all those benefits, Penergetic would be a household name in the wine making industry in Canada. But in fact, use of this innovative bio-technology is not yet well known in vineyards here. Derek Pratt, the BC-based importer and Canadian distributor, would like to change that.

The Cork That's Not a Cork

Now winemakers have another choice when it comes to stopping up the wine bottle. This unique new wine bottle from EZ Cap has a reusable flip-top bottle stopper so wine drinkers can simply pop it back on and save their wine for another day.

Constellation Lab Brings Science to Art of Wine

One of the advantages of being part of a large wine company, is you have access to state-of-the-art testing equipment.

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