Good Fruit Grower

December 2015

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Page 72 of 95 Good Fruit Grower DECEMBER 2015 73 BEES PHOTO COURTESY OF CROWN BEES Mason bees ready to be deployed. Researchers are working to domesticate wild mason bees to supplement pollination by honeybees. NITROGEN GENERATOR • High purity output • Most effi cient energy to production ratio • Low total cost of ownership CARBON DIOXIDE ADSORBER • Large range of capacities available • Low energy consumption • Patented low oxygen operation ETHYLENE CONVERTER • Decomposes to PPM and PPB levels • No consumables • Proven technology ATMOSPHERE CONTROL SYSTEM • Control of O 2 , CO 2 , C 2 H 4 , temperature and humidity • Centralized controls via easy to use software • High accuracy sensors DCA - FRUIT OBSERVER • Based on chlorophyll fl uorescence measurement • Safe detection of lowest oxygen level • Signifi cant reduction of scald Besseling Group North America 110 Carr Crescent - Oliver BC - V0H 1T5 Canada +1-250-462-3187 Besseling CA equipment now available in North America Unrivalled quality, from fruit growers roots • Superior quality equipment • Unbeaten energy performance • Extreme reliable • Small footprint • Global operating company • Local support and service Advertentie.indd 1 08-10-15 13:59 HAVE YOU PAID YOUR ROYALTIES? Summerland Varieties Corp. (SVC) is auditing plantings of cherry and apple trees that are licensed to SVC and protected by Plant Breeders' Rights. There will be a six month confidential amnesty period where growers are asked to confidentially report unlicensed trees for which royalties have not been paid. Amounts owing for growers who report before February 28, 2016, will be the royalty rate at time of planting. Growers who report after February 28, 2016, or fail to report by this date and are then found to be in possession of unlicensed trees, will be assessed a penalty and amounts owing will be equivalent to 1.5 times the royalty rate at time of planting. After August 1, 2016, amounts owing will be 2 times the royalty rate at time of planting plus any legal and adminis- trative costs incurred by SVC. Contact SVC to report unlicensed trees, arrange for payment of royalties and to sign a grower non-propagation agreement. Payment plans may be considered. The licensed and protected varieties include but are not limited to: Sumele (Satin™) SPC207 (Starblush™) 13N0770 (Stardust™) Sumleta (Sonata™) SPC103 (Sentennial™) 8S6923 (Aurora Golden Gala™) Skeena Sumnue (Cristalina™) Ambrosia SPC136 (Suite Note™) Santina Pioneer Mac 13S2009 (Staccato™) 13S2101 (Sovereign™) Honeycrisp™ Davison Gala Ginger Gold SPA493 (Salish™) Olsentwo Gala (Pacific Gala™) Summerland Varieties Corp. 105-13677 Rosedale Avenue Summerland, BC V0H 1Z5 Phone: 250-494-5157 Fax: 250-494-7472 Email: Growers who are not sure about their number of licensed trees can contact SVC for veri- fication of royalties paid. For a full list of SVC varieties and a royalty rate chart, please visit our website:

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