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Canadian grape growers now have access to an innovative, organic soil amendment that’s improving vineyard soil quality and producing healthier, more resilient vines in California. more

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As part of its mission to better serve farmers and other producers across Canada, Kubota Canada Ltd. (KCL) is thrilled to launch the second generation of its M7 series, the latest addition to its range of high-powered utility tractors. more

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Developed especially for the fruit and vegetable industry, the Canadian-made crop management software platform Croptracker is used by growers, associations, and cooperations of all sizes. The platform schedules and tracks chemical usage, monitors emp 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.” more

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This new 'smart' bottle serves wine by the glass, extends shelf life by 30 days, so let’s you choose which wine to open on any given night. You can also shop and buy directly from the WiFi-connected Kuvée “Bottle” and wines will be shipped right to more

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Concepts like biodiversity, conservation, interactive, plant science, niche markets, microclimate, and even a look into a food forest are some of the topics explored in this Annual Innovation Issue. Find them and you’ll feel inspired too! more

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An innovative way to keep your grapes cold once they have been picked. Just spray on a layer of snow as needed with your Snow Horn and a bit of CO2 - it's that easy! Now available at Bosagrape Winery & Brew Supplies! more

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Blue Grouse Estate Winery

Ronda Payne

Positioned on a sunny slope in Duncan, B.C., the people behind Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard made use of elements created by those who owned the land before and created an environmentally conscientious, delicious destination. more

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Don Triggs

Michael Botner

Don, Elaine and Sara Triggs started Culmina Family Estate Winery with the simple goal of making the highest quality wines possible. more

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Precision agriculture isn’t just for cereal crops anymore. BC-based company, Semios is using wireless technology in orchards and vineyards to monitor pests and apply pheromones instead of commercial pesticides for crop protection. more

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A true sign summer is just around the corner is the arrival of BC berries to our farmers markets and produce stores. more

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Replacing fence posts can be a never-ending task. Now there’s a new product that will increase the life span of pressure-treated wood by fending off soil microorganisms at the critical rot zone where decay happens the fastest. more

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Photo by Kim Elsasser

Innovation can take the form of improving or enhancing something that already exists; like providing soft mats for staff to stand on, better signage to direct customers to your site, unique new tastes and flavours, and interesting eye-catching labels more

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International wine analysis firm Randox Food Diagnostics, is leading the technological development of analytical chemistry for winemakers, with the release of the new RX altona wine analyser. more

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Our ever popular Innovation Edition coming out in July. Advertise or subscribe you won't want to miss it! more

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Fred Steele, President of the BCFGA

Photo by Kim Elsasser

Fred Steele became president of the BCFGA on February 15, 2014. We caught up with him to find out what's been happening since then. more

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Summerhill Values the Environmental Farm Plan more

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Universal Packaging developed an Innovation Team. more

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There are few shortcuts in evolution and two of the most astonishing advancements in wine packaging are no exception. They took more than 6,000 years for the stainless steel keg and the wine pouch to evolve from a common ancestor. more

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There is much in the news today about how technology is driving a wedge between people. Children and adults spend too much time with heads bent downward looking at small screens rather than talking to the person beside them. more

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