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IN THIS ISSUE SUMMER 2011


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


Published quarterly by OMedia Communications


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Devin Jell of Summerland is part of a younger generation of fruit farmers who are finding success in difficult times. See page 7.


Susan McIver photo TAKE CARE WITH TANKS


They might be ‘stainless,’ but proper precautions are essential to avoid corrosion and other problems.


regulars UP FRONT


MARKETWATCH INVASIVE PLANTS PETERWATERMAN PRUNINGS


British Columbia FRUIT GROWER • Summer 2011


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features 9


NEW ROLES FOR FINTRY?


Historic lakeside farm could be an important part of Okanagan Valley agriculture once again if these ideas go beyond the dream stage.


NICE NICHE FOR GROWERS


Rich in nutritional benefit, producing apple juice can also be a significant contributor to a healthy bottom line.


AMBROSIA TO THE MAX


‘Grower-mentor’ Gord Shandler hits the road to help fellow orchardists produce what retailers really want.


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