Berries

A variety of berries are grown commercially in B.C. including: blueberries, blackberries, cranberries, raspberries and strawberries.  Berries are produced for local consumption, export and processing markets, providing a valuable contribution to the B.C. economy.

Production

This section provides information to individuals about producing berry crops and the associated plant health issues.

Latest recommendations on varieties, pest management and culture for commercial growers in B.C. for a diversity of berry crops:

Information on the management of plant pests and diseases that damage berry crops:

Production Insurance

Berry crops are eligible for Production Insurance coverage.  Production insurance helps producers manage their risk of crop losses caused by hail, spring frost, excessive rain, flooding, drought, etc.

Food Safety

Learn more about food safety, including good agricultural practices, on-farm programs, and risk assessment.

A national program designed to help producers of fruits and vegetables to maintain effective food safety procedures.

New Entrants

Whether you're starting a new farm or seeking to improve your existing operation, the B.C. Government has resources for implementing best practices for business growth.

Regulation

Production of blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries is unregulated. Cranberry production is a regulated industry in B.C. and growers must obtain a license issued by the B.C. Cranberry Marketing Commission and must market the cranberries as approved by the Commission 

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has a mandate to ensure a safe food supply for everyone in Canada.  Other local, provincial and federal legislation and regulations apply.

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