RSS

BC Fruit

The ongoing decline in the bee population is a worrying trend for all farmers who depend on the tiny workers to pollinate their plants… but now, a company in New York is replacing bees with drones. more

Articles

KMP

Photo by Andrew Bibby

Fields Forward – an initiative launched in 2016 to support agriculture in the Creston Valley-Kootenay Lake area of BC – is helping a growing crop of farmers realize new marketing opportunities through the Kootenay Mobile Fruit and Vegetable Press (KM more

Articles

If plane, trains and automobiles sounds like a familiar phrase, how about Dropcopters, Croptrackers and Robotic Bees. That’s some of the innovative topics we have in store for you inside this issue. more

Publishers View

The fruit-growing region of the Okanagan Valley will be a fitting host for ‘Fruitarians’ from around the world at the Great Canadian Fruit Festival, from August 10-13. more

News

An important role for agriculture associations is education, but not in the traditional sense. “Agriculture extension” provides current, practical information for growers in a way that is easy to use. Helping growers get new, important information ca more

Agricultural

At 15-years-old I got laid off from my first job working in a men’s clothing store, due to the fact that I was too shy to talk to the customers. It was agonizing for me to get up the courage to approach a customer; my heart would literally pound fro more

Publishers View

Cawston Flooding

Photo by Glen Lucas

Global climate change is becoming, so to speak, an increasingly ‘hot topic’ among fruit growers who must deal with new threats and, in some cases, new opportunities. more

, Articles

Fruit, vegetable and flower growers can increase the number, size and quality of produce with GROSPURT GS-4 products. more

Innovations

Apple, cherry and other tree fruit growers throughout the province will be able to update aging equipment and infrastructure while increasing their marketing and research efforts thanks to a new $5-million Tree Fruit Competitiveness Fund. more

News

For the Spring issue O&V features our 2018 Buyer's Guide. Find Suppliers for goods and services for the Orchard, Vineyard and Wine Making Industries. Get the latest on how both the BCFGA and the Wine Industry are dealing with Climate Change. As well more

Magazine

Orchard & Vine's 2018 Buyer's Guide. Find Suppliers for goods and services for the Orchard, Vineyard and Wine Making Industries. more

Magazine

For Pre Spring O&V features our 2018 Tractor Issue. The latest on orchard & vineyard tractors, specs, the future of robotic tractors and our reader survey. Advice on getting into the cannabis market, new stone fruit varieties and more more

Magazine

Welcome to the Annual O&V Tractor Guide and Survey. The O&V Annual Tractor Guide and Survey looked at how robotics play a role in tractor technology and we asked readers their opinions in our Tractor Survey. more

Articles

Lisa Olson 0216

Photo by Kim Elsasser

If you’ve ever seen a robotic vacuum scoot around the room cleaning your floor you know how enjoyable it is to see your floors cleaned without lifting a finger. If you don’t own one, there are plenty of funny cat videos online riding these robotic ho more

Publishers View

Tractors are one of the most useful and dangerous pieces of farm equipment. When working with tractors, it is crucial for operators to follow safety procedures to minimize serious injuries or even fatalities. more

Agricultural

Each year Orchard & Vine Magazine does a survey of our readers to find out how the year in fruit and berry farming went. more

Articles

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

Articles

Honourable Lana Popham

Photo by BC Government

There are big changes coming for agriculture in BC, thanks to the election of the NDP and the appointment of grape grower Lana Popham as the new Minister of Agriculture. Popham co-founded and operated Barking Dog Vineyard, the first certified organic more

Articles

In the neighbourhood community of Pitt Meadows, local company Pacific Canadian Fruit Packers is giving British Columbians an unforgettable flavour experience found in B.C. blueberries and cranberries. more

News

The tree fruit industry is going strong in BC, according to the latest reports from the provincial government.  BC fruit growers produced more than 128,000 tonnes of apples, cherries, peaches, pears, plums/prunes, nectarines and apricots. Put another more

News