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Inside this issue we continue to Celebrate 60 Years of Innovation from Orchard & Vine Magazine, with some historic Innovations from the 1960s. We also feature new Innovative products, ideas and methods. We visit Rhonda Driediger at Driediger Farms an Read more

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Doesn’t everyone want to do more with less? Greater yields with less inputs? Yes please! Higher returns on less time invested in the field? Absolutely! Read more

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Hazel Technologies Inc., a USDA-funded company developing new shelf-life extension technologies for fresh produce, has launched a new post-harvest technology for fresh cherries that ensures excellent fruit quality, called the Hazel Cherry. Read more

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Ontario, like BC, produces a greater volume of fresh strawberries than processed, so looking at how those berries are sold, as well as areas for challenges and wins, can represent great opportunities for western growers. Read more

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The question often arises among cranberry growers: to sand or not to sand? Dr. Rebecca Harbut of the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) finds that while the practice of sanding may be commonpl Read more

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Polydrusus

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Berry plants are susceptible to the predations of weevils, but not all berries have the same issues with the busy creatures. These nocturnal pests can be controlled, according to entomologists Tracy Hueppelsheuser of BCAGRI Read more

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Raspberry tunnels

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Berries and raspberries are grown in tunnels around the world, but are they right for B.C. growers? Read more

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Significant announcements, including the creation of a new entity and an increase to grower levies, were made at the March 2016 annual general meeting of the Raspberry Industry Development Council and BC Raspberry Growers Association. Read more

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Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) has been harassing Lower Mainland berry growers for five years. Read more

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The weather played out like an epic novel, but were there heroes in this tale. Read more

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A true sign summer is just around the corner is the arrival of BC berries to our farmers markets and produce stores. Read more

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Strawberries

By Andrea Walker

This year’s Fruit Fashion Darlings. Looking at the numbers is one thing, but what really happened with fruit crops this year? Read more

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Year-in-Review - what's happened in 2014 in fruit and wine! Exclusive Interview with Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Norm Letnick and BCFGA president, Fred Steele, BC Wine Acreage report, Comings and Goings in the wine industry and more . . . Read more

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The Lower Mainland Horticultural Improvement Association organizes the Annual Growers’ Short Course. 2015 is the 57th annual event.Don't miss out on your chance to register. Details below... Read more

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Raspberries

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2013 Year in Review. In B.C. we are lucky that from early summer to late fall, road trips include the delicious taste of locally grown berries. Read more

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Year-in-Review: what happened in grapes, wine, apples, cherries, berries and more! Land, Labour and Liquor Laws, Annual interview with the BC Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm, and a guide to the Pacific Agriculture Show and much more! Read more

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