Profiting

Profiting from Sustainability

A farmer’s legacy is an honourable one; that is to raise the healthiest food sources for the community, and leave the land in a better state for future generations. From the soil in which crops are sown, to the pesticides used to protect them; from the grain that feeds the …

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Pest-Control

Pest Control: Biological vs. Chemical

Resistance is inevitable! There are some considerations to take into account when choosing which pest control method(s) to use. IPM (Integrated Pest Management) has been in practice for many years and uses an integrated approach to pest control. Growers use a variety of methods to reduce pest populations to or …

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Needlepoint Science: Bovine Acupuncture

Dr. Steph Rhebergen is a large animal veterinarian with Abbotsford Veterinary Clinic and practicing animal acupuncturist. She has treated small and large animals, and taken additional, acupuncture specific courses to earn her CVA (Certified Veterinarian Acupuncturist). “The Chi Institute in Reddick [Florida] is where I did my training,” says Dr. …

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Going-Mediterranean

Going Mediterranean in Abbotsford- Organic Grown Kiwi’s

Organic-grown kiwis come from vine know-how Growing organic kiwis in a wet climate is hard enough, but when buyers doubt it can be done, getting the product to market is almost as challenging as the fruit’s cultivation. George Petkov of Petkov Kiwi Production in Abbotsford plunged headlong into this challenge …

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BCYF Farm Fest 2014

The Annual Farm Fest event was held by BC Young Farmer’s (BCYF) at UFV Chilliwack Campus on November 22nd this year. There was a great turnout from farmers across the Lower Mainland, with a few of them venturing out from the Interior/Okanagan to com and take part in this event. …

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Canadian-Poultry

Overview of Canadian Poultry Industry

In its latest television ad campaign A&W is raising its image by promoting its hormone-free hamburgers. The sample audience is surprised and one taster even comments about never having connected such a quality product with a fast food restaurant. This simple, easy-to-remember message delivered to a target audience is just …

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Watering Boom Technology for Greenhouses

Some new technology for irrigation in the greenhouse industry, allowing greenhouse growers to have more control and efficiency in their irrigation systems.

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Dairy Farming in Saskatchewan

A video detailing the days of a dairy farmer in Saskatchewan making alfalfa hay, pea silage and barely silage. An entertaining and detailed video by this farmer.

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Agricultural Technologies

At the 18th International Agricultural Exhibition in Israel, different experts and companies come together to discuss different projects and products, all designed to better feed the world. From traditional technology improvements to hi-tech agriculture, a wide variety of topics are projects are discussed in this informative video.

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A BC Berry Adventure

A presentation by Buy Local Eat Natural. This video takes us to Krause Berry Farms in Langley, BC to learn more about the different berries grown in British Columbia, and more specifically in the Fraser Valley. We also learn more about the importance and the benefits of buying local.

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