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SWD damage on blueberries.

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With few tools available for spotted wing drosophila management, research is making great strides in organic solutions. Read more

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Berry plants are susceptible to the predations of weevils, but not all berries have the same issues with the busy creatures. These nocturnal pests can be controlled, according to entomologists Tracy Hueppelsheuser of BCAGRI Read more

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

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

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Blueberries are so hot in Asia right now that Lohas Farm in Richmond can’t grow them fast enough to meet the demand. Read more

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Freeze-dried blueberries and a range of other products put RJT Blueberry Park in the spotlight locally and around the world. Read more

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The ability to adjust a sprayers output configuration to adapt to conditions in the field and orchard allow a grower to realize serious results in terms of material savings and efficiency. Read more

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Persistent. That’s the word to describe Armillaria. Armillaria is the genus name of a group of mushroom-forming fungi, some of which are definitely bad news for blueberry growers. Read more

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B.C.’s beautiful, flavourful blueberries are now shipping fresh all over the world. Ensuring the best quality possible for shipping means taking care during harvest and processing to avoid damage. Read more

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Debbie Etsell

Ronda Payne

High-quality B.C. blueberries will be making their way to China after almost a decade’s journey to see agreements signed. Read more

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Everyone knows the delicious flavour of firm, fresh blueberries, but keeping the market growing includes looking for additional ways to use the berry. Read more

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McClintock’s Farm in Comox Valley is known for its raspberries, blueberries and sweet corn. Now they are know for their water buffalo yogurt. Read more

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Growing blueberries, like most fruit, truly is part art and a lot of science. It takes people who have a keen interest in why certain plants do what they do to ensure B.C. growers stay competitive and continue to produce arguably the best berries. Read more

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Inside this issue, we profile Davison Orchards, you’ll see how one business brought sustainability and diversification into their family farm. We have updates on BC wine law, blueberry research in the Fraser Valley and more. Read more

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Blueberries took notes from cherries when Andre Bailey, president of Creston’s Global Fruit Ltd. spoke to O&V about the ten plus years he’s been involved in exporting cherries. Read more

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Strawberries

By Andrea Walker

This year’s Fruit Fashion Darlings. Looking at the numbers is one thing, but what really happened with fruit crops this year? Read more

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Raspberries

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2013 Year in Review. In B.C. we are lucky that from early summer to late fall, road trips include the delicious taste of locally grown berries. Read more

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Science is only beginning to really study this family of compounds, of which there may be more than 10,000 and many are suspected of being able to positively affect diseases and body injuries. Most antioxidants are phytochemicals. Read more

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Melissa Cook

When two insects, such as the cranberry tipworm and the blueberry gall midge, look so alike that they can’t be distinguished visually, but are actually different insects, they are called cryptic species. Read more

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When it comes to defining agriculture, and specifically crops, berries always take a starring role in the province. Read more

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