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Inside the Pre Spring issue Orchard & Vine is celebrating 60 years in publishing. Throughout 2019 we are featuring industry pioneers, in this issue Michael Botner tells the story of Nk’Mip cellars in Osoyoos which is celebrating 50 years in the wine Read more

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Is spring here already or are we just preparing for it in our heads? While it’s good to have some quiet hibernation time or get away to a warm climate for a holiday, spring feels like it is right around the corner, at press time anyway. Are you ready Read more

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Inside the Year End 2018 issue of Orchard & Vine Magazine we have our annual interview with the BC Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham. The 2018 Fruit and Wine Readers' survey and our annual Year in Fruit and Year in Grapes. The issues also includes Read more

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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 Read more

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Today, Hillcrest Farm is one of the most successful cherry farms and fruit market operations in the Okanagan Valley, if not in Canada, but few people know the farm’s success was sealed through a ‘handshake deal’ Read more

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BCCA AGM

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BC cherry exports was a key topic at the annual BC Cherry Association AGM as the importance of foreign markets continues to grow. Read more

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SAD

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Growers across the Okanagan are seeing productive apple trees quickly die only a few weeks after showing signs of stress. Read more

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BCFGA AGM 2019

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The 130th BC Fruit Growers Association (BCFGA) AGM was more subdued than recent years. Read more

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Art Dias stands in the middle of six empty acres in his Oliver orchard on the banks of the Okanagan river. It’s hard to tell his expression, mixed as it is with part frustration part resignation, part anger, part disbelief. Read more

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Peter Toivonen

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As a post-harvest specialist with AAFC, Toivonen has spent much of his career studying ways to improve apple storage. He’s developed the DA meter into a reliable tool to determine the best time to pick Ambrosia and Honeycrisp for maximum storage. Read more

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Jesse MacDonald

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The new Knowledge and Technology Transfer specialist at AAFC Summerland Research Center has not one, but two family experiences to bring to the new position. Read more

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The BC Tree Fruits Cooperative has gone through a major shakeup, with layoffs of staff and key changes in upper management over the last several months. Read more

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Touring the cranberry bogs

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O&V talked with Agriculture Minister Lana Popham for our year-end edition. Read more

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Orchard & Vine talked to Steve Moriarty, Wine Director for Save On Foods about their VQA wine stores. Read more

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The future of international wines on BC grocery store shelves in our post-NAFTA world is not clear. Read 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. Read 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. 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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Steve Brown

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Sometimes it’s the simple things that make the most difference. 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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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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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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Mission Hill Family Estate transitioning to certified organic. Read 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. Read more

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