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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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