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A Farmer’s Story: Dairy Farming in Milner

Dairy Farming in Milner by: Kate Petrusa If you’ve not been before, the hamlet of Milner is a beautiful place. Milner is a small area in the heart of Langley with rolling green hills and large forest groves. The landscape is dotted with multi-coloured barns and a smattering of livestock …

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UFV’s Agriculture Centre of Excellence

UFV’s Agriculture Centre of Excellence by: Tom Baumann, UFV Agriculture Department Coordinator, Director Pacific Berry Resource Centre In 2013, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark asked the Ministers of Advanced Education and Agriculture (Amrik Virk and Pat Pimm) to work with UFV toward establishment of a Centre of Excellence in Agriculture. …

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Something old, something new

Something old, something new by: Stephen Eng, Sessional Instructor at UFV The popular term “sustainable” is widely used to describe agriculture today. Not only is it used to describe agriculture, but we find it used to discuss other aspects of today’s society such as sustainable living, sustainable forest practices, and …

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In a hungry world

In a hungry world By: Dr. Lenore Newman Will farmland loss come home to roost? The recent debate over the future of BC’s Agricultural Land Reserve might seem to be only an issue of local importance. But there is a larger conversation of global land loss that is beginning to …

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Pasture Raised

Pasture Raised by: Jillian Robbins Thirteen years ago my dad had an urge to try something different. During the previous 15 years, my parents farmed vegetables, pigs, and raspberries. After visiting a Free Range poultry operation near Victoria, my father decided to go back to his livestock roots and start …

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BC Hazelnuts

BC Hazelnuts by: Haley Arjen & Thom O’Dell What does the latest research on hazelnuts mean for local farmers? Hazelnuts, also known as filberts, have a long history in BC as a commercial crop with value, partly because there are few places in the world as well suited for their …

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Hydroponic vegetable production

Hydroponic vegetable production by: Bradley Breedveld What are the media options? When people look at hydroponic vegetable greenhouses, they see high tech agriculture at its best.  Although still relying on good old sunshine, greenhouse growers are able to manage their climate through temperature and humidity controls as well as precision …

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Clubroot in cole crops

Clubroot in cole crops by: Greg Welfing Clubroot is a serious soil-borne disease caused by the fungal-like pathogen Plasmodiophora brassicae.  As the name suggests, this pathogen attacks theroot systems of plants in the Brassica family (mustards, cabbage, Broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, etc). Once the roots are infected, they swell and …

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