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Photo by Kim Elsasser

Most days we can tend go along day after day doing similar jobs and tasks without much thought or inspiration. Those days are necessary to complete the tasks assigned to us or that we have assigned to ourselves, perhaps by previous inspiration. Read more

Publishers View

Orchard & Vine Spring Issue includes the 2015 Buyers Guide. The Forstbauer Family farm, The Grape Project, how wineries came to the Lilllooet- Lytton region. PARC rootstock research results and BC Wine at Farmers' Market. Read more



Gary Symons

It will take a LOT of candles to celebrate the ‘birthday’ this year for the Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre. Read more



William McPhee

Tree roots are important to the overall health of trees and, although proper management of irrigation and soil nutrition are extremely necessary for healthy root systems, it is also important to manage root diseases. Read more


The role of research for the BC Wine Grape Council (BCWGC) and it’s predecessor, the R&D committee of the BC Wine Institute, have been developing and funding research projects for the past one-and-a-half decades. Read more


fire blight

Agri-Food Canada

As diseases go for apple and pear farmers, few are as devastating as fire blight. Read more


The axiom is “Ninety percent of the wine happens in the vineyard.” If that’s true it follows, for economic reasons as well as of better flavour, that every winery maker and vineyard owner wants the best trained staff possible. Read more