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IN THIS ISSUE Summer 2015


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regulars UP FRONT On The Cover


Tom Colclough inside the Biodome he has designed to allow the growing of quality fruits and vegetables closer to consumers — in Canada and around the world. See page 6. - Grant Ullyot photo


RESEARCH UPDATE FARM SAFETY PRUNINGS


British Columbia Berry Grower • Summer 2015 4


18 20 22


3 19


14 16


LAND STILL AT A PREMIUM


Continued price increases in the Lower Mainland-Fraser Valley make purchase tough if not impossible.


features 9


FRUIT WINE A HIT IN CHINA


Exports from Richmond’s Canada Berries are helping to quench growing thirst.


THE NEXT ‘SUPER FRUIT’?


Lingonberry, a cold-climate cousin of the cranberry, has commercial potential in milder southern B.C.


WEEVIL PEST PERSISTS


Additional species found; blueberry growers given tips on how to spot and deal with them.


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