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Microbiology and Modern Agriculture

Soil Management By Dale Overton The world of modern agriculture is as tech driven as the Internet. Software programs that run our lives can also help to precisely place fertilizer in a growing row crop. As technology moves agriculture in new directions with precision application equipment (GPS driven) and drones …

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A Winter of Planning: Tips to prepare for 2017

By Tom Baumann, EAT Ltd. As the season wraps, growers are starting to think ahead to next year. It has been a season with halfway decent weather: there was a dry pollination period, but with rain here and there all summer we didn’t face a drought as we did in …

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BC Hop Co.’s Hop Fest in Review

Celebrating local growers and brewers (Title image: Liberal MLA for Richmond-Steveston, John Yap, and Dwayne Stewart, GM of BC Hop Co (centre, front), toast BC Craft Brew Month at BC Hop Fest) Modern Agriculture visited Dwayne Stewart, General Manager of BC Hop Co. and Valley Hops, and the owner of …

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Connected Farmers: The world of the tech-savvy agriculturist

By Tom Baumann I am sitting at a work station on a BC Ferry to Vancouver Island. The reason for the trip this time is cranberries. I have four members of my team along (Zach Fleming, Joey Levitsky, Kurt Balogh and Loren Muth) to do an in-depth field session on …

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Okra Trials in BC

A subtropical crop suited for Canadian growers By Ronda Payne If your field has 110 to 120 frost-free days, you like working hard in the summer and you are looking for a new crop to be dedicated to, okra may be just the thing. Okra, a subtropical crop, is being …

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Second Annual AG-Tech Trade Show & Mixer

SRCTec Welcomes You to the Second Annual AG-Tech Trade Show & Mixer Cost: FREE to Attend Date: Wednesday October 26, 2016 Location: Quality Hotel & Conference Centre, Abbotsford Event Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm The Sumas Regional Consortium for High Tech, located in Mission, BC is the Valley’s first and only …

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Grounds of Dispute

Insurance Claims & Litigation in Agriculture Tom Baumann, Expert Agriculture Team Ltd. Ian MacKinnon, RDM Lawyers LLP Modern agriculture sometimes has its drawbacks. We don’t settle scores over a beer and a handshake anymore; small, medium and large operations sometimes make claims against each other and once in a while …

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Hazelnut Futures

How Hazelnut Growers are Saving BC’s Filbert Industry By Ronda Payne It might be said the writing was on the wall for hazelnut growers back in the mid-70s. BC-based growers watched the arrival of Eastern Filbert Blight (EFB) in Washington with more than a passing interest. They saw the disease …

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This Land is Our Land: BC’s Density Dilemma

Cate Pedersen Developed along essential waterways, the Lower Mainland has long been in the business of transporting goods across the country and to world markets—and the business is growing and in need of space. At the same time, the region’s wealth of arable land has also made it an agricultural …

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Raptors: Flying Friends of Farmers

Ronda Payne Right after the faithful canine that romps through the fields and warns of danger, raptors are a farmer’s best friend. There’s no bond between farmer and flyer similar to the affection between man and dog, and it’s rare to give a barn owl or hawk a pat of …

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