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IN THIS ISSUE SUMMER 2014


Serving the tree fruit, grape and wine industries of British Columbia, Canada


Published quarterly by OMedia Communications


Publisher and Editor Bryden Winsby bryden@omedia.ca


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30 On The Cover


Julie Sardinha has found the strength and developed skills needed to carry on farming during the months that followed the untimely death of her husband, Joe, popular former B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association president. See page 7.


Judie Steeves photo ‘ALMOST A MIRACLE’


More testing ahead for the Marble cherry, an accidental variety that features fine flavour and a distinctive stripe.


NEMATODE STUDIED


PARC scientist Tom Forge looking for a clear picture of how tiny roundworm can damage cherry orchards.


FOLLOW THE BEADS...


A fun and affordable way to get a beautiful piece of meaningful jewellery, while discovering the Okanagan and helping to promote its wineries and other businesses.


WHERE DID COLOUR GO?


Gary Strachan explains how blending wine varieties isn’t the only way to develop and stabilize it.


regulars UP FRONT


MARKETWATCH PETERWATERMAN


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WINEMAKER’S BOOKSHELF 32 PRUNINGS


34 British Columbia FRUIT GROWER • Summer 2014 3


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