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Shippers Supply Develops New PLU Label

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. more »

Apr 9, 2014 in Innovations

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. more »

Apr 9, 2014 in Innovations

The Coravin Wine Access System

Here’s an incredible innovation that may just preserve the concept of using corks for wine, rather than screwtops. more »

Apr 9, 2014 in Innovations

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. more »

Apr 9, 2014 in Innovations

Mahindra Top Selling Tractor Worldwide

Most growers in North America are more familiar with tractor brands like John Deere or Case IH, but did you know the number one tractor brand sold worldwide in units is actually Mahindra? more »

Feb 13, 2014 in Innovations

New Kioti Engine a Triple Threat

New Kioti Engine a Triple Threat: More Power. Less Emissions. Less Fuel. more »

Feb 13, 2014 in Innovations

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. more »

Feb 13, 2014 in Innovations

Realtor Helps Farm Owners Maximize Sale Price

The last five years has seen a trend developing in the real estate market for Okanagan orchards and vineyards. more »

Feb 13, 2014 in Innovations

Cellar Dwellers brings 'STARS' to Okanagan Wineries

Mobile wine services company Cellar Dweller is now offering a state of the art alternative to cold stabilization for wine makers. more »

Feb 13, 2014 in Innovations

Hummerbee Forklift Saves Time and Lives

Here’s an innovation that just might save a life at your farm or winery. The Hummerbee forklift is specifically designed to work on rough and uneven terrain. more »

Feb 13, 2014 by in Innovations

Blackberries Below Zero

Harsh winter regions are not friendly to blackberry production. Cold weather causes poor fruit development and attempts at covering upright canes to protect them have proven ineffective.

Come Fly With Me

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are the newest refinement in mapping that allow farmers to know more about what is happening on their lands and why.

One Person Can Summon the Wind

Wind machines are now such a fixed part of the landscape wherever there are orchards and vineyards it can be easy to forget that they have made dramatic improvements and offer much more versatility the past few years

Picking Robots

Almost every orchard and vineyard manager loves and hates the picking season. This is when, literally, the fruits of their labour are borne, but many years it is a gamble as to whether a grower will get enough dedicated pickers when the crunch is on.

Enhanced Extraction

Dr. Giuseppe Mazza, a retired researcher from the Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre, has invented a process that uses temperature and pressure controlled water to extract and concentrate phytochemicals from fruits and vegetables.

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