Projects help Peace farmers adapt to climate change

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — The British Columbia Climate Action Initiative has been working on projects to help Peace region farmers adapt to changing climate conditions. Each regional plan identified strategies and actions that would enhance agriculture’s ability to adapt to projected climate changes.   For the Peace, the focus is on weather, water and pests. […] Read more

New test helps select best time to pick apples

British Columbia researcher finds a way to measure chlorophyll levels in apple peels, which is an indicator of ripeness

KELOWNA, B.C. — A British Columbia researcher is developing better testing to help apple growers know the best time to harvest their crop. Peter Toivonen of Agriculture Canada’s research centre in Summerland, is working with an Italian LED sensor, the DA meter. The instrument is portable, easy to use, reliable and an excellent predictor of […] Read more

B.C. farmers seek compensation in treaty renewal

There have been a lot of changes in agriculture in the Pacific Northwest since the Columbia River Treaty was implemented in 1964. The British Columbia government is now looking to continue and improve the treaty as it comes up for renewal in 2024, and B.C. tree fruit and vegetable growers are looking for a share […] Read more