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Inside the Spring Issue of Orchard & Vine we continue to celebrate our 60th Anniversary with stories about BC families with a long history in agriculture. Read more

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Orchard & Vine's 2019 Buyer's Guide. Find Suppliers for goods and services for the Orchard, Vineyard and Wine Making Industries. Read more

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Canada's biggest 4-day vegan food festival is being held August 9-12 on Okanagan Lake. Over 500 attendees from around the world will be attending who will be sharing their tasty experience to millions of followers on social media channels. Read more

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Photo by Kim Kanduth

Spring is a beautiful time of renewal. Those tiny buds are breaking free to bring about new life. The soil is warming up and you can smell the nutrient rich soil. The clear sunny days are getting longer and you can begin nurturing your field. Read more

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Photo by Tom Walker

Growers across the Okanagan are seeing productive apple trees quickly die only a few weeks after showing signs of stress. 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 Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has asked CanadaGAP to share important information regarding the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) with program participants. New SFCR requirements come into force on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Read more

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Inside the Pre Spring issue Orchard & Vine is celebrating 60 years in publishing. Throughout 2019 we are featuring industry pioneers, in this issue Michael Botner tells the story of Nk’Mip cellars in Osoyoos which is celebrating 50 years in the wine Read more

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“The competitive challenges facing the BC tree fruit industry are significant…”, is stating what may be obvious to many in the tree fruit sector. This quote is from a recent study on the BC tree fruit sector, titled Strategic Choices and Directions Read more

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Peter Toivonen

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As a post-harvest specialist with AAFC, Toivonen has spent much of his career studying ways to improve apple storage. He’s developed the DA meter into a reliable tool to determine the best time to pick Ambrosia and Honeycrisp for maximum storage. Read more

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Photo by Katja Schulz

One might think Benjamin Franklin was a farmer facing down insects when he said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” While farming wasn’t part of Franklin’s list of occupational achievements, his quote certainly applies to today’s grow Read more

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The team at Southern Irrigation is happy to announce the opening of our new branch in Oliver BC, formerly known as Nulton Irrigation. There will be an open house on March 1st, from 11-2 at 5830 Sawmill Road; an RSVP to adv@southernirrigation.com woul Read more

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Is spring here already or are we just preparing for it in our heads? While it’s good to have some quiet hibernation time or get away to a warm climate for a holiday, spring feels like it is right around the corner, at press time anyway. Are you ready Read more

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O&V talked with Agriculture Minister Lana Popham for our year-end edition. Read more

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Okanagan Cherries

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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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Inside the Year End 2018 issue of Orchard & Vine Magazine we have our annual interview with the BC Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham. The 2018 Fruit and Wine Readers' survey and our annual Year in Fruit and Year in Grapes. The issues also includes Read more

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This year has gone by so fast. Has it for you? I feel as though the year has just flown by. Speaking of time flying by, did you know that this magazine has been around for 60 years? It started in 1959 as the BC Orchardist. I bet she (the magazine) st Read more

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Have you reviewed your health and safety program recently? A healthy and safe workforce is a cornerstone in the success of your business and a well-planned program supports that goal. A health and safety program helps you to: Read more

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As part of its mission to better serve farmers and other producers across Canada, Kubota Canada Ltd. (KCL) is thrilled to launch the second generation of its M7 series, the latest addition to its range of high-powered utility tractors. Read more

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Inside the Fall 2018 issue of Orchard & Vine Magazine we have stories about people who have taken big leaps, they’ve had dreams and taken action. Industry veteran Harry McWatters and his new Time Winery, Ian MacDonald, President of Liquidity Wines an Read more

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