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Raspberries are one of those fruits that can be hard to pick properly, as they are extremely tender and easily damaged. Read more

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Striking the perfect balance. Whether making wine, running a business or managing work & life priorities, that’s the ideal we all strive for. In viticulture, perhaps more than any other industry, our success tomorrow is rooted in being a good steward Read more

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Bird Control Group, a Netherlands based company, offers growers a new and innovative commercial grade laser that is proving to be quite effective for farmers on a global level. It’s being used now for many crops ranging from grapes, berries, cherries Read more

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Vineyard Drip Irrigation

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Several years ago, in 2012, stakeholders in the Okanagan region voiced their opinions about the priorities towards mitigating climate change at workshops hosted by the Climate Action Initiative (CAI). The priorities they chose make up the foundation Read more

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Flexcube

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Did romance ever save anyone money? Probably not. And when it comes to the romance of winemaking, Luke Smith would resoundingly say, definitely not. Smith feels the industry can still have the taste of tradition while giving up some of the cost and w Read more

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Clarification of wine has undergone a revolution during the past couple of decades, and membrane technology has led that revolution. The technology of the systems and membranes have significantly improved due to the specificity of what and how grape Read more

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If you own a winery and want to throw a big party with lots of great food onsite, the answer may come in the form of a local food truck. Read more

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A passion for premium spirits led Charles Tremewen to start Vancouver-based Long Table Distillery, a gin joint that meets the desires of those who love the spirit as much as he does. Together with co-founder, co-owner and wife Rita, Tremewen opened L Read more

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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. Read more

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Cherry App

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A new spectrometer could make judging cherry ripeness more accurate, help growers time their picking, help shippers select the best fruit for fresh or export markets, and ultimately improve post shipping quality. Read more

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Looking for an easier way to do your paperwork? Want to be able to quickly record and access data on who has done what work in a particular field? Want to trace the movement of a lot of fruit from the field through to the customer? Read more

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Overnight rainstorms in Okanagan summers are often followed by the sound of helicopters heading out at dawn, an expensive way to deal with potential rain damage for cherry crops. Read more

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Sofi Hindmarch

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Reducing rodenticide is key for blueberry growers and vineyard managers who want to preserve their fields. Read more

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OKSIR Drone

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Scientists are constantly finding new ways to use drones in agriculture, but surely, this has to be the weirdest idea yet. Read more

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“I’ve been working on improving the efficacy of sprayers since 1986,” says Kim Blagborne, Vice-President of Penticton-based Slimline Manufacturing Ltd. “In that time I’ve seen a lot of development and learned a lot about farming.” Read more

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Steve Brown

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Sometimes it’s the simple things that make the most difference. Read more

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Farmers and food processors in B.C. will have $14 million in federal and provincial government support over the next five years to help them develop new products and processes that will support food production in B.C. Read more

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Created in November of 2012 the Premier British Columbian Bulk Wine Brokerage Company “Wine Aspect” filled a much-needed gap in the British Columbia Wine Industry. It all started with an idea to help a fast-growing wine region to work and prosper tog Read more

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AEB Fermol Glutaferm One-  selected for its naturally high production of glutathione, this yeast is best suited for naturally protecting wine from oxidation. Less SO2 additions are necessary to give a wine fermented with Fermol Glutaferm One a longer Read more

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Laffort Zymaflore Égide - a combination of Torulaspora delbruekii and Metschnikowa pulcherruma, this yeast is used for bioprotection of grapes in place of SO2. Read more

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    Orchard and Vine Innovation Issue 2017