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Striking the perfect balance. Whether making wine, running a business or managing work & life priorities, that’s the ideal we all strive for. In viticulture, perhaps more than any other industry, our success tomorrow is rooted in being a good steward Read more

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“I’ve been working on improving the efficacy of sprayers since 1986,” says Kim Blagborne, Vice-President of Penticton-based Slimline Manufacturing Ltd. “In that time I’ve seen a lot of development and learned a lot about farming.” Read more

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Orchard & Vine's 2018 Buyer's Guide. Find Suppliers for goods and services for the Orchard, Vineyard and Wine Making Industries. Read more

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If you're looking for a specialized tractor that can work in cramped spaces, on sloped or flat terrain, between orchard and vineyard rows then the SRX ERGIT 100 can do just that job. The wheelbase, the limited external width and the articulated Read more

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Hitting the desired locations with sprayed product in a dense canopy may feel like part math equation and part crap shoot. Too much spray means waste. Too little means not enough product hits the targets for the desired effect. Read more

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Avenue Machinery Corp. opened its doors in 1947 in Mission, B.C. specializing in the sale and service of Massey Ferguson farm tractors. By 1968 - Avenue moved to their current location in Abbotsford. Read more

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Orchard & Vine's 2017 Buyer's Guide includes a comprehensive list of suppliers of goods and services for the Orchard and Vineyard Industry. From accounting to Winery Supplies find the product or service you need. Read more

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An unusually hot spring led to an early and vigorous growing season. Cooler summer temperatures allowed the grapes to develop flavour complexity, moderate alcohol, balanced tannins and natural acidity in what is, by all accounts, an excellent vintage Read more

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Kubota has made some great improvements to its popular line of Narrow Tractors in the New M4N and M5N models used throughout BC for working in the orchards and vineyards. The M4/M5 series gained its popularity because it combines the most narrow foot Read more

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A new growing season is on the horizon and planning for the coming year often points to the need for a new tractor or other machinery to make jobs around the orchard and farm easier. Read more

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The mid-week event at Vintage’s Wasco, California headquarters attracted guests from many well-known wine, table and raisin grape vineyards across California. Read more

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Lunessence – working with the moon and the essence of nature, is the philosophy of the owner and manager of a new winery in Summerland opened in 2015. Read more

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Kathleen McCaffrey

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Okanagan College has three wine industry certificate programs specifically designed to serve the needs of the wine industry, and give students the tools and knowledge to succeed in carving out a career with award-winning vineyards in the area. Read more

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Sustainability, in the wine business, as with most other industries, is a timely and exciting wave that is changing the business world, turning challenges into opportunities. Read more

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Replacing fence posts can be a never-ending task. Now there’s a new product that will increase the life span of pressure-treated wood by fending off soil microorganisms at the critical rot zone where decay happens the fastest. Read more

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Orchard & Vine Magazines 2015 Tractor Guide. Looking for a New Orchard or Vineyard Tractor. We have the information. Read more

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Agriculture is a dangerous business. It is consistently found to be one of the most hazardous workplaces in BC. In 2014, the Okanagan Region was the site of three serious tractor incidents. Read more

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The Regional District discovered in 2013 that wineries use five to eight litres of water for every litre of wine produced, so water meters were installed in wineries. Read more

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Whatcom Manufacturing's Mulch Spreaders are specifically engineered for fast, easy and precise mulch application. Whether it's for moisture evaporation, weed control, amendments or enhancing soil tilth, saves time and money. Read more

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Join the wineries of Okanagan Falls this holiday season for our open house weekend in the “Heart of Wine Country”! Read more

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    Orchard and Vine Innovation Issue 2017