I N T H I S I S S U E Winter 2012-13
Serving the tree fruit, grape and wine industries of British Columbia, Canada
Published quarterly by OMedia Communications
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On The Cover Vernon orchardists Dave and Melissa Dobernigg are
among an increasing number of B.C. apple-growers who are turning their talents to the making of traditional cider as a way of getting more value from unprofitable varieties. See page 7.
Judie Steeves Photo VINEYARD SUSTAINABILITY
Gary Strachan explains how grapegrowing must be tailored to this province’s unique environmental characteristics.
regulars UP FRONT
MARKET WATCH LOOKING BACK
WINEMAKER’S BOOKSHELF 25 PRUNINGS
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MONEY FROM WATER?
With the Columbia River Treaty due to expire in 2014, there may be room to negotiate financial benefits for fruit growers on this side of the border.
ANTIQUE GETS NEW LIFE
Restored sprayer now on display at Summerland Museum, but donor’s identity remains a mystery.
TYABJI TAKES HELM AT OTFC
New chief executive officer is confident the pieces are in place to move forward, with no room for independent sellers.
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