Peter Mitham

British Columbia’s government replant program aims at farm renewal

By |January 13th, 2017|

Program's not just about new varieties, it's replanting recharged

B.C. pest management strategies build on deep roots

By |December 29th, 2016|

Traps throughout Fred Steele’s orchard in Kelowna are the first line of defense against a horde of new pests that growers in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley face.

Breeding for apple consumer preferences

By |June 7th, 2016|

Test orchard plays key role as researchers seek the next great apple variety.

Uncorked potential with wine on tap

By |March 23rd, 2016|

Companies cater to restaurants that don’t want to waste a whole bottle on a single pour.

Plum pox virus control zone

By |March 7th, 2016|

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Getting local fruit varieties into local orchards is a particular challenge in Ontario because breeding work takes place within the

New peaches show promise

By |March 6th, 2016|

Ontario’s stone fruit industry collaborates for best varieties.

Growers rebuild after plum pox

By |December 21st, 2015|

Some Ontario growers have turned to wine grapes, while others are growing fresh stone fruit varieties.

Solar power becomes affordable

By |November 12th, 2015|

Winery owners see switch to solar power as a good investment.

Exports benefit B.C. cherry growers

By |May 27th, 2015|

Growers are feeling positive as export opportunities ease margin woes.

Cherries give fruit flies a boost

By |May 27th, 2015|

Spotted wing drosophila’s wide host range makes it difficult for orchardists to control the pest.

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