BC Grapes

Different wavelengths of light are able to reduce or eliminate a variety of agricultural diseases, bacteria and pests pre- and post-harvest. Anubhav Singh, assistant professor in food processing with UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems, believes C Read more


Vancouver-based Vintality, a subsidiary of Geotronics Consulting Inc., is working with BC vineyards and fertilizer companies to boost yields and grape quality while lowering the amount of fertilizer needed to grow grapes. Read more


The BC Enology & Viticulture Conference and Tradeshow is back this year, this time being held at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre July 15-16, and hosted by the BC Wine Grape Council. Read more


Maybe it takes an awesome celebration to help us realize what a unique and special slice of the world we live in. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Nk’Mip Vineyards (NKV), a large contingent of Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB) members and wine industry Read more


The 2018 Wine Bloggers Conference will take place October 4-7 in Walla Walla, Washington. Registration is open now. We last visited Walla Walla in 2010, the third year of the conference, and it was one of the highest-rated conferences in the ten-year Read more


The year weather and disaster took too much of a leading role in the province’s fruit production Read more


Inside this issue is our 2017 Tractor Guide, which includes a reader survey, safety from WorkSafe BC and Tractor Specs for specialized industry tractors. Read more


Tractors at St. Hubertus

Photo by Leo Gebert St Hubertus & Oak Bay Vineyards


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Spraying pesticides is a regular part of business for most growers, but ensuring the greatest efficacy and value comes with the challenge of balancing application methods with coverage. Dale Ziprick of United Agri Products Canada presented findings Read more


People who read this column know that I promote the benefits of supporting natural habitats. The notion of a clean and neat looking agricultural property with crops surrounded by bare soil and neatly mown turf grass is still a strong image. Read more


The ability to adjust a sprayers output configuration to adapt to conditions in the field and orchard allow a grower to realize serious results in terms of material savings and efficiency. Read more

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PV is about the realities of business – growing more good grapes more efficiently while raising the value of the crop. Read more


Hugging Tree Winery

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Farming is a cycle of growth, maturation, harvest, and preparation for the next season. Add in the making and selling a product like wine, and things can get complicated. Read more


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Courtesy of Okanagan College

Okanagan College has three wine industry certificate programs specifically designed to serve the needs of the wine industry, and give students the tools and knowledge to succeed in carving out a career with award-winning vineyards in the area. Read more

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Minister of Agriculture, Norm Letnick, announced at the end of March that he signed into existence the first sub-appellation in British Columbia. Read more