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BC’s wine sector will soon have its first industry resource guide aimed at new vineyards and wineries to arm them with information to create great wine from the vineyard to the bottle. On October 26, the Provincial government announced $30,000 in fun 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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Researchers and Farmers Team Up

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Over the next four years, farmers and researchers across the province will be working together to demonstrate and evaluate technologies and practices that increase the resilience of British Columbia’s farms and ranches as producers adapt to a changin Read more

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Honey Bee

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Local organizations are partnering with the federal and provincial governments to develop innovative ways to save pollinators and combat food waste in British Columbia. 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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Jacques-Olivier-Pesme

Michael Botner

The next hurdle for the evolving B.C. wine industry is the world stage, where global competition is fierce both at home and abroad. Read more

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The fall of 2012 marked challenging times for growers when it came to planting and replanting new stock, new rules on the use of fumigants made plants susceptible to root-lesion nematodes. Read more

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Four new innovative research projects have been funded through Genome BC’s Strategic Opportunities Fund (SOF). The SOF program, with funding provided by Genome BC and several partners, aims to catalyze new projects and initiatives of strategic import Read more

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Want Land? Got Land? Are you a farmer looking for land? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? We Want You! Join us for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of land linking. Read more

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Better known for high-caliber post-secondary education, UBC is also known for creating excellent partnerships, some of which involve the agricultural community. Read more

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Jocelyn Durston and Chris Kasza

Ronda Payne

To most consumers, organic means the absence of chemicals in, or on, the food they buy. The more astute may even refer to integrated pest management or the avoidance of GMOs. Read more

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Climate change

Elnora Larder

Scientists from the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus have obtained a grant from Agriculture Canada to determine the best way to water and fertilize crops in order to increase yields while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Read more

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