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Research

Through the BC Tree Fruit Industry Development Strategy, the BCFGA established a strategic innovation fund for the tree fruit industry to support research, development and technology transfer activities. BCFGA research and development priorities include:

Water supply and efficient irrigation use

  • Chemical thinners
  • Nutrient cost/benefit
  • Area-wide insect control program practices
  • Maturity testing
  • Disease and insect resistant cultivars
  • Container and packaging materials
  • Zero drift spray technology
  • Drought management

Summerland Varieties Corp

Summerland Varieties Corp (SVC) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the BCFGA.  SVC manages intellectual property rights for the breeders of new plant varieties. Detailed information is available on the SVC website.

Popular apple varieties which have licensing handled by SVC include:

  • Ambrosia
  • Stacatto (a cherry variety)
  • Aurora Golden Gala
  • Nicola
  • Salish

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