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IN THIS ISSUE SPRING 2018


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


Published quarterly by OMedia Communications


features 12


Publisher and Editor


Bryden Winsby bryden@omedia.ca


Associate Editor Judie Steeves judie@omedia.ca


Horticultural Adviser


Peter Waterman peter@omedia.ca


Contributors Susan McIver


Gary Strachan, Wayne Wilson


Advertising Sales Erin Fichtner


advertising@omedia.ca


Graphic Design Buddy Cole


buddy@locoldesign.com


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Contents copyright 2018. Reproduction in whole or in part, by any means, without prior written permission, is strictly prohibited.


PRINTED IN CANADA by Westkey Graphics Kelowna, BC


regulars UP FRONT


MARKETWATCH RESEARCH UPDATE


On The Cover


Hugh Philip’s work as an entomologist carried on for a decade after his retirement from the provincial agriculture ministry. See page 7.


Judie Steeves photo


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WINEMAKER’S BOOKSHELF 27 FARMSAFETY PRUNINGS


29 30


British Columbia FRUIT GROWER • Spring 2018 3 25


20 23


PAPERWORK PRECISION IS ESSENTIAL


Especially when you order a quarter- to a half-million rootstocks a year from nurseries around the world.


THE POWER OF CULLS


UBCO team aims to develop process for turning waste fruit into electrical energy.


TOURING MEXICO’S APPLE INDUSTRY


Similkameen growers get an opportunity to learn about similarities to and differences from our own.


PREPARE FOR MILDEW IN MAY


Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security if the new shoots look good in early spring.


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