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Prunings
wo Kelowna growers faced off
this year in an election for vice-
Kelowna, Marshall graduated with
honours from UBC with degrees in
month for the
Growers’ Association
president of the B.C. Fruit both agriculture and commerce in
for B.C
Water Balance Model
Some things just work.
apparent in the hours prior to the
, but it became 1948, and then began purchasing
Intergovernmental Partnership he
., which was created by the
orchards in Kelowna, Carr’s Landing,
chairs. The Premier’s Awards recognize
defeat incumbent
election that Kirpal Boparai would Winfield,
those in public service for innovation
dozens and dozens of East Indian
Fred Steele, when Oyama and
and excellence.
growers began to gather in the
Vernon. With
convention hall, and register to vote.
his brother
he owned about
Rex, stewardship on B.C. farms is the aim of
Enhanced environmental
declined to release the ballot count,
Session chairman Glen Lucas 500 acres, most
a fund announced Feb. 19 by the
despite objections from a number of
of it planted in
Agriculture Council
B.C.
growers, and the ballots were
apples.
Investment Agriculture
and the
Foundation of B.C.
destroyed.
has been committed to the
Over $800,000
from his orchard
He retired
by acclamation, and all are incumbents:
The rest of the executive was elected industry
president
Fred Marshall
positions in
establishment of the
Environment and Wildlife Fund
Agriculture,
Summerland,
Joe Sardinha of
Naramata,
Rod Hollett of of 65, but but kept his hand in, and
1988, at the age
(AEWF). Its goal is to reduce
Kelowna, Fred Danenhower
Sukhdev Goraya of retained orchard around his home until
agricultural impacts on the
the Similkameen, Denise
from just the last decade.
environment through improved on-
farm management practices, while
MacDonald
H. Geen
of Summerland, David renovating the orchards to high density
His sons, Dave and Alan, began
mitigating the impact of wildlife on the
Bailey of Lake Country.
of Lake Country and Roger plantings in 1982 and continue
economic viability of agricultural
operating the family farms.
operations.
There are certain tools of
the trade that just get the
of projects, including agricultural
The fund will support a broad range
congratulated for getting on the
BCFGA members must be
bandwagon pulled by
engineer in sustainable agriculture
Ted van der Gulik, a senior
byproduct management, invasive
job done. At AgraQuest,
vice-president of the organization at the
Steele, who was management in the provincial
species management, area planning,
we have a fungicide that’s a
time. They raised more than $4,530 in
agriculture ministry, was presented
education and awareness, technology
key tool for any Integrated
est Management program
just a matter of weeks to help plant
with a Premier’s Award earlier this
transfer, and research related to its
objectives.
P
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the country that most needs it, which
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could be
Cambodia, the Congo, India,
Angola, Bangladesh,
Mauritania, North Sudan,
Romania, Senegal, Southern
Sudan or Sri Lanka.
Marshall
Orchard industry pioneer Fred
illness in January.
of Kelowna died after a brief
Tree Fruits
He served as president of both
as on the board of the
and Sun-Rype, as well
B.C.
Growers Exchange,
Kelowna
became
which later
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now part of the
B.C. Fruit Packers, and is
Fruit Cooperative.
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