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Wading in cranberries


August 3 & 4, 2017
CMC’s annual meeting
Long Beach, Washington

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August 22, 2017:
2017 Cranberry Field Day
Coast Cranberries
Langley

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September 2017: Open House – BC Cranberry Research Society Research Farm, Delta

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JUNE 2017
Newsletter Posted!

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IPM Guide
Available
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2017
Cranberry Congress
Presentations
have now been
added to the website
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Cranberry Field
Decline
Information

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2015 Cranberry Field Day

Approximately 175 growers, researchers, suppliers and guests attended the 2015 Cranberry
Field Day at the BC Cranberry Research Farm in Delta.

The day featured researchers providing information on current projects and allied trade representatives were on-hand to talk about the newest and latest equipment, products and services for the cranberry industry.
Lunch time addresses featured Kim Patten: The Research Farm - Progress to Date and Plans for the Future and Nick Vorsa: The Genetic Potential of Cranberry Cultivars for the 21st Century.

Our thanks to Farm Credit Canada for the morning coffee and muffins. Lunch time addresses featured Kim Patten: The Research Farm - Progress to Date and Plans for the Future and Nick Vorsa: The Genetic Potential of Cranberry Cultivars for the 21st Century.

Field Day Demonstrations

1. Biobest Canada Ltd. - Amanda Brown: Having a look at an established western bumblebee hive to see the activity going in and out and learning about bumblebee biology and behaviour. If growers are interested in hives for next season, you are reminded to contact Amanda.

2. Hortau Inc. - Caroline Letendre: Hortau’s newest generation Smart station ST4 was installed in the cranberry field. Caroline explained the unit’s main sensors for irrigation monitoring, soil tension, frost temperature and humidity probes.

3. Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm and Meadery - Mike and Judy Campbell: Growers were able to observe the bee activity of the hives and were able to discuss with the beekeepers hive pollination potential and contract essentials.

4. Crop Sensors - Mike Morellato: The process of collecting data using unmanned aerial vehicles was demonstrated. Maps created from flights over the Farm were shared.

5. Riverside Welding and Fabrication - Todd and Parker Strukoff: The sprayer, designed for low impact on cranberry plants, 25’ coverage and air induction nozzles for low drift was demonstrated.

6. Alfalfa Leaf Cutter Bees - Dominic Hauck: Growers learned about the alfalfa leaf cutter bee and its potential as an alternative/complimentary pollinator of cranberries 7. Field Tours - Nick Vorsa and Kim Patten: Detailed tours of the cranberry fields were scheduled to discuss the varieties and trials.


Videos

 

2015 BC Cranberry Field Day

 

2015 BC Cranberry Field Day - Pollination Advice From Fraser Valley Beekeepers

 

2015 BC Cranberry Field Day - Using Bumblebees for Cranberry Pollination

2015 BC Cranberry Field Day - Crop Monitoring Using Drones

2015 BC Cranberry Field Day - Dr. Kim Patten, BC Cranberry Research Farm

2015 BC Cranberry Field Day - Dr. Nick Vorsa, Cranberry Researcher

2015 BC Cranberry Field Day - Irrigation Management

Unless otherwise noted, these cranberry videos were produced by Pathfinder Productions for the BC Cranberry Marketing Commission.  HD videography and editing by Keith Dobie.