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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

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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

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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

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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

Fruit Opinions

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

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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

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Photo by Kim Kanduth

Telling stories from the past and taking a trip down memory lane are opportunities to remember and share what happened in our childhood, last season, yesterday or even just ten minutes ago. Why is it that we like to tell stories or inject tidbits of more

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Inside this issue O&V features our year end tree fruit, berry, grape and wine report. Our annual survey of the fruit and wine industry in BC. The annual interview with the Agriculture Minister Lana Popham and more. more

Magazine

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

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

News

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

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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

Innovations