BC Fruit

Apples Summerland

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BC apples captured several of the top spots at this year’s National Apple Competition at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (RAWF) held in Toronto, Ontario. more

Nov 6, 2017 10:44 AM News

The worst wildfires in BC’s history are over, but the damage they wreaked is still affecting farmers' lives and livelihoods. The BC and Canadian governments say they are acting to help ranchers and farmers affected by the devastating 2017 wildfires. more

Oct 2, 2017 11:54 AM News

Roger Woo instantly knew he wanted to farm in the Lower Mainland from the first moment he saw the region.With experience growing crops across North America, from Virginia to Ontario, he felt most drawn to growing food in this fertile valley more

Jul 1, 2017 12:00 AM Fruit Opinions

A common shortcoming of electronic defect sorting systems for cherries is that the cameras scanning the fruit for defects don’t always see the defect. more

Jul 1, 2017 12:00 AM Innovations

This edition is one of my favourite editions of the year! Every summer at this time we publish the Innovation Edition, where we feature new products and gadgets, mystifying chemical compounds, and new growing techniques that we want you discover. more

Jul 1, 2017 12:00 AM Publishers View

Innovation is a medium-sized word with a big meaning. It is a word thrown around to describe almost everything today, in almost every field of endeavour. Farming has been innovating and getting more efficient for hundreds of years. more

Jul 1, 2017 12:00 AM Fruit Opinions

Kid-friendly packaging and snack -ready fruits and vegetables encourage children to easily eat more servings of fruits and vegetables. more

Jul 1, 2017 12:00 AM Innovations

Discovered at Vernon’s Raising Spirits wine expo in February, The Bunk House Dry-Hopped Cider helps bridge the flavour niche between beer and cider. Blond, slightly effervescent and medium dry, the unique brew from Left Field Cider Co., an artisanal, more

Jul 1, 2017 12:00 AM Innovations

GS-4 is a growth accelerator for use on trees. Application of TREEHANCE as a concentrated waterproof paste can rapidly increase growth of trees and enable the tree grower to bring the trees to market earlier. Promotion of rapid growth of the tree can more

Jul 1, 2017 12:00 AM Innovations

These days, almost everyone has a cell phone, and all these devices have one thing in common; they can all send and receive messages by text or phone. Mobile phones keep us connected with family and friends, and help us stay tuned-in to our colleague more

Jul 1, 2017 12:00 AM Environment

Inside this issue we feature new products and gadgets, mystifying chemical compounds and new growing techniques for the Orchard and Vineyard Industry. We have features on Canada's first tea farm in the Cowichan Valley, RJT Blueberries and more. more

Jul 1, 2017 12:00 AM Magazine

Apple quality going into storage is the biggest factor that will determine the quality coming out of storage, BC Tree Fruits (BCTF) Post Quality Development Manager Bill Wolk told the BCTF Hort symposium this spring. more

Jul 1, 2017 12:00 AM Innovations

Orchard in Osoyoos

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Hitting the desired locations with sprayed product in a dense canopy may feel like part math equation and part crap shoot. Too much spray means waste. Too little means not enough product hits the targets for the desired effect. more

Jul 1, 2017 12:00 AM Articles

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Photo by Kim Elsasser

I can’t help but notice how this industry is growing and expanding and how sometimes a single turn of events can help make things better. more

May 30, 2017 2:00 PM Publishers View

Veggies at PFM

Photo courtesy of PFM

From its humble beginnings in Gyro Park in 1991, the Penticton Farmers’ Market has grown into one of the most vibrant and successful “farm to city” food micro-systems in BC. more

May 30, 2017 12:00 AM Articles

For the past few years, we have been spreading the positive message about the tree fruit industry and its resurgence. more

May 30, 2017 12:00 AM Fruit Opinions

Inside this issue you will discover Fitz Winery a new winery in Peachland founded by an industry pioneer. Sparkling wine at Fitz and at Okanagan College with the Bottling Excellence Lecture Series. more

May 30, 2017 12:00 AM Magazine

BC’s fruit industry has been growing rapidly over the past decade, and the BC Tree Fruits Cooperative is growing with it. The BC Tree Fruits Cooperative has announced plans for a major expansion of the Winfield packinghouse. more

May 30, 2017 12:00 AM News

Fernie Brewing

Photo by Government of BC

Located in the Rocky Mountains, where work and play mix with copious amounts of fresh air, locally crafted beer by the Fernie Brewing Company is giving British Columbians a taste of the outdoor life with every sip. more

May 30, 2017 12:00 AM News

Do you have an estate plan? Estate planning is really the advance preparation for the two things you can count on at the end of your life, death and taxes. more

May 30, 2017 12:00 AM Legal