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Inside the Year End 2019 issue of Orchard & Vine Magazine we have our annual interview with the BC Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham. Read more

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Ambrosia is a superior apple - its eating quality, ease of growing in the Okanagan-SImilkameen climate, and consumer appeal make the apple a winner. Read more

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No matter your size, all employers must develop and maintain a workplace health and safety program. Have you reviewed yours lately? While your program will depend on the size of your business, an effective program contains the following components: Read more

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At Orchard & Vine, we want to share not only what’s going on in fruit-growing, but also what’s going on with fruit growers. Thank you to the grower-readers who responded to this year’s survey. We know how busy you are and appreciate you taking time t Read more

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Weather always plays a major role in the fruit season, but in 2019 it seemed to make up the entire cast of characters including both heroes and villains. Read more

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O&V caught up with Minister Popham the third week of October, just as the legislature went into the Fall session. As in previous years, we found the Minister remains enthusiastic about the state of farming in BC, as she reports back on the progress o Read more

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Handlers Equipment in Abbotsford is proud to be celebrating with Mahindra their 25 years in North America. Since 1963, Mahindra has been building heavy-duty farm tractors and farm equipment. Read more

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Looking back over another year, one thing I know for sure is that this industry is made up of a passionate bunch of hardworking, heartfelt, and dedicated people making a difference. Read more

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The BC Tree Fruits Cooperative hopes the end has finally come for its recent fluctuation in leadership, as newly appointed CEO Warren Sarafinchan becomes the fourth CEO of the organization since Alan Tyabji left the position in October 2016. Read more

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It was in the late ‘90s when the news that blueberries had high antioxidant levels started making its way into the public consciousness. This was at a time when many people didn’t even know what antioxidants were or why they would want them in their Read more

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PoCo Farmers' Market

Photo by Ronda Payne

In an era where consumers are demanding to know more about the origins of their food, not only do farmers’ markets provide a great opportunity for sales, they are also the ideal place to engage in face-to-face conversations. Read more

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The federal government continues to invest in the expansion of the rapidly growing BC cherry export business. Read more

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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

Magazine

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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Farming Karma

Photo by Tom Walker

One day last year, Rutland fruit grower Karmjit (Karm) Gill called over the fence into the vineyard of his neighbour, Anthony Lewis. “Hey Tony, can you make me some apple juice?” Karm is a top apple and cherry producer, farming 120 acres, shipping to 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

Innovations

If you’ve ever stood by a bin in an orchard recording buckets from cherry pickers with a clip board and pen as a storm approaches, you’ve probably asked yourself, is there a better way? Well, there is. FieldClock. Read more

Innovations

Cidery operations have become a booming business in BC, particularly in the Okanagan Valley, and now another upscale, fully organic cidery has jumped into the market. Read more

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What does a young child do when they see a few toys in a waiting room or playground? They march over and start to play. Read more

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2nd Annual Canada Fruit Festival A festival that celebrates fruit, veggies, music and movement. Read more

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