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Tom Walker

For the Spring issue O&V features our 2018 Buyer's Guide. Find Suppliers for goods and services for the Orchard, Vineyard and Wine Making Industries. Get the latest on how both the BCFGA and the Wine Industry are dealing with Climate Change. As well more

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Life can get very hectic in the cherry farming business and sometimes it’s noisier than your non-farming neighbours might like. more

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Dave Geen

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The cherry industry in the Okanagan is evolving and Coral Beach Farms, the largest cherry grower in the Okanagan, and indeed in Canada, is an example of that evolution. 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? 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. more

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Steve Brown

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

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Mission Hill Family Estate transitioning to certified organic. more

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Cherries 2013

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The Chinese market for cherries is evolving and BC growers are in a good position to take advantage of that change, says Graem Nelson, well-known BC fruit marketer and currently Senior Export Consultant for Consolidated Fruit Packers in Kelowna. more

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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. more

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BCFGA AGM

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There was an air of optimism as the 129th BC Fruit Growers Annual General Meeting drew to a close. The industry has been riding a wave of success as the provincial replant program has given a boost to growers more

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The BC version of the Washington-based Decision Aid System (DAS) is ready for growers to use.“All the relevant BC information has been loaded,” says Melissa Tesche, acting General Manager of the Okanagan-Kootenay Sterile Insect Release Program(SIR). more

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When it comes to using herbicides for weed control in orchards, sometimes the good old standby is not the best bet, according to Ken Sapsford, Pesticide Specialist with the Ministry of Agriculture. more

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Apple quality going into storage is the biggest factor that will determine the quality coming out of storage, BC Tree Fruits (BCTF) Post Quality Development Manager Bill Wolk told the BCTF Hort symposium this spring. more

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