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Seed companies prioritize commercial growers as interest in home gardens grow

Some seed companies, such as Stokes Seeds and Johnny’s Selected Seeds, are only fulfilling orders from commercial customers in the first week of April in response to a spike in order volumes from home gardeners.

Government releases employer requirements for incoming temporary foreign workers

The federal government released their requirements for employers of temporary foreign workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

B.C. government will support the online transition for farmers’ markets

The B.C. government is providing $55,000 to the B.C. Association of Farmers’ Markets to cover fees for individual farmers markets to join the online platform and set up their digital market store presence.
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Researchers prime defences for stink bug invasion

The brown marmorated stink bug has yet to become established in agricultural areas in British Columbia, but entomologists say it’s only a matter of time. The pest took 14 years to become an economic threat in the U.S. where it’s now the leading cause of damage to tree fruits in the northeastern states. Many fear it could become just as much a problem in the Okanagan. » Read more...
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From the Editor: Invasive pests, invasive predators

The theme of April’s issue is pests and diseases and our cover story is all about stink bugs. For some, stink bugs are a pest, for others, they’re just boring bugs. But the brown marmorated stink bug is anything but boring. » Read more...
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