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Glen Lucas

By all accounts, the provincial tree fruit replant program is proving to be a resounding success in 2018, its fifth year of operation in BC. Read more

Articles

Spring is in the air after a long winter, but climate change issues are a huge topic covered inside this issue, as per the dramatic image on our front cover Read more

Publishers View

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. Read more

News

The controversial proposal for an Apple Research and Promotion Agency is dead, despite winning just over 50 per cent support from growers with the BC Fruit Growers Association. Read more

News

The controversial proposal for an Apple Research and Promotion Agency is dead, despite winning just over 50 per cent support from growers with the BC Fruit Growers Association. Read more

News

Hail Damaged Apples

Stephanie Symons

2013 Year in Review. The volume of apples received by BC Tree Fruits in 2013 was down, not only due to bad weather, but also because some growers have elected to ship their fruit to the United States for packaging. Read more

Articles

The Agriculture Sector in the Okanagan has long roots, and the BCFGA appreciates Orchard & Vine Magazine’s similarly long coverage of current events, issues and best horticultural practices. Read more

Agricultural

The horticultural sector is under increasing pressure from disease and insect pests. There are many ways that growers deal with pests: Read more

Agricultural

“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

Agricultural

On October 29, the BC provincial government introduced the “Temporary Foreign Worker Protection Act”. If the proposed law is passed, it will create a registry of employers of Temporary Foreign Workers, or TFWs Read more

Agricultural

The Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program has existed for almost 52 years in Canada and since 2004 in BC. In BC alone, the program provides about 6,000 Mexican workers and 1,700 Caribbean workers on a seasonal basis, mainly to help harvest fruit and v Read more

Agricultural

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 Read more

Agricultural

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. Read more

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