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Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. is now expanding its non-browning Arctic Apple slices into the food service market, thanks to a huge increase in the crop size for 2019-2020. Read more

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BAMA Packaging in Norway has been awarded the ScanStar Prize for innovative packaging that reduces the use of plastics, and also helps reduce CO2 emissions. Read more

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Rockit Global, the company behind miniature Rockit apples marketed in convenient recyclable tube packaging, scooped the Marketing Campaign of the Year Award for its new brand campaign in China. Read more

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apples year in review

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The Province of BC has created a Food Security Task Force to find new ways to use technology and innovation to strengthen B.C.'s agriculture sector and grow the economy by helping farmers farm and processors become more productive, now and in the fut Read more

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RADARSAT 2

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In June 2019 the CSA launched it's third generation of SAR satellites, the RADARSAT-Constellation, and agriculture is now one of the primary clients and end-users. Read more

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Different wavelengths of light are able to reduce or eliminate a variety of agricultural diseases, bacteria and pests pre- and post-harvest. Anubhav Singh, assistant professor in food processing with UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems, believes C Read more

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Hail covers at a Davison property northwest of Vernon.

Photo by Tom Walker

Summerland company Farm Solutions.net are working with Vernon-based Davison Orchards on a trial installation of hail covers at a Davison property just northwest of Vernon. With the assistance of a $128,000 Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP) grant Read more

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To celebrate our 60th Anniversay Orchard & Vine magazine is reprinting a few of our historical articles and ads that highlight how the industry has changed. Below is a story on the new computer at BC Tree Fruits, the Model 30, which could perform up Read more

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Okanagan Crush Pad is well known for bringing innovation to the Okanagan wine industry, starting out as the first custom crush facility and contract winery in the province, and later pioneering concrete tanks for wine production. Read more

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Hortau, an irrigation automation company based in California and Quebec, has developed a new technology that measures plant stress and lets growers know precisely when to water their plants and by how much. Read more

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Pears are among the most delicious tree fruits on the market, but as any farmer or packer knows, they are a delicate fruit that can be hard to handle. Read more

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An innovative service launched to help eliminate food waste while providing healthy food to the needy is now expanding to three new markets in BC. Read more

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The soil science community now has a new instrument available in their carbon toolbox; a sophisticated yet simple way to measure biological carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Solvita IRTH (pronounced “earth”) reports the quantity of CO2 naturally Read more

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Hazel Technologies Inc., a USDA-funded company developing new shelf-life extension technologies for fresh produce, has launched a new post-harvest technology for fresh cherries that ensures excellent fruit quality, called the Hazel Cherry. Read more

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Great products deserve equally great packaging, particularly for businesses involved in online sales of quality wine. Read more

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If you’ve ever stood by a bin in an orchard recording buckets from cherry pickers with a clip board and pen as a storm approaches, you’ve probably asked yourself, is there a better way? Well, there is. FieldClock. Read more

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Eighty apples per tree at size 88 produces about 80 bins to the acre. A lot of BC growers aim for that magic set of numbers. But how do you know when you hit it? Read more

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If you’re a farmer putting out value added products, you know well-designed labelling is critical, but also can be expensive to do right. Read more

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Cellar-Tek in Kelowna is now offering Ctrl-Ferm®, a new patented system for the detection and monitoring of the fermentation process. Read more

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Vancouver-based Vintality, a subsidiary of Geotronics Consulting Inc., is working with BC vineyards and fertilizer companies to boost yields and grape quality while lowering the amount of fertilizer needed to grow grapes. Read more

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