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Thermotherapy of the Varroa Mite

Hive Uses Sun to Destroy Parasite By Dr. Roman Linhart, Heřmanův Městec, Czech Republic It has been known for several decades that the parasitic mite Varroa destructor is very sensitive to increased temperatures. At temperatures just a few degrees higher than the optimum, the mite is no longer able to …

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The Latest in BC Drone Technology

UAVs as Pest Bird Deterrents By Miranda Elsby A new multidisciplinary team of drone and technology experts from gUAVas Technologies are hoping to offer a pest bird deterrence solution to BC’s blueberry growers that goes beyond what is currently provided by other UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) projects. Growers in the area are all …

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Agricultural Odour Control

Home owners who live in close proximity to larger agricultural operations understand there are both positives and negatives that go along with rural living, but most would say they would prefer to live without the overwhelming odours sometimes created during necessary on-farm activities. And, indeed, most agricultural operators do use …

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Venture Acceleration Celebration!

Celebrating 30 Local Tech Start-ups through SRCTec The Sumas Regional Consortium for High Tech (SRCTec), a non-profit agency based in Mission, BC, is once again celebrating the innovative entrepreneurs who have benefited from their Venture Acceleration Program. Join SRCTec and their program participants on Wednesday, October 26th at the Quality …

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Seeds for Success: Support for Smaller Farms

By Cate Pedersen Mike Manion grew up on a family farm in Ontario; a farm with thirty head of dairy cows, a few pigs, chickens and a variety of crops. He smiles as he reminisces about the animals wandering freely across the road heading for the barn, and his brow …

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My Green Space: A place where good things grow

By Cate Pedersen Any amateur gardener and urban farmer wannabe will tell you that they wish they had an agricultural expert at their beck and call. There are probably a million websites devoted to growing your own veggies and teaching horticulture to the cultivationally challenged, but none of them will …

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Agri-Tech & the 9 Billion: Feeding the World in 2050

 by Cate Pedersen Earth’s forecasted population for 2050 varies, but it is agreed among the experts that our planet will be supporting over 9 billion of us in the very near future. The increase in population will put pressure on the finite resources of arable land, fresh water and sources …

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LELY Vector Robotic Feeding System

Improving Feed Efficiency with Flexible Fresh Feeding Whether it is to increase production, reduce labour costs or streamline operations, more farms are relying on advanced technologies to improve systems. The upfront costs might be steep, but the gains will most certainly ease the path ahead. One of the most well-known …

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LED Bulbs in Poultry Barns

LED bulbs will pay for themselves in energy savings alone in a year or less. As a general rule, the poultry industry is pretty conservative, and it has taken a while for the industry to become comfortable with LED (light emitting diode) bulb technology. However, there is enough data available …

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Agriculture Technology Companies Gain New Partner

Cate Pedersen The technopreneurs, ag-industry advocates and government representatives were out in full force Friday, February 26, 2016 to welcome Bioenterprise BC as a new business accelerator offering commercialization services to help promote the creation and growth of BC businesses engaged in agriculture technology. Timothy Kendrick, president of BW Global Structures Inc., …

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