BC Seed Orchard

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The BC Seed Orchard Association (BCSOA) is a group of tree seed orchardists interested in the exchange of technical, operational, research and development information to promote good seed orchard management. The purpose has remained constant since the 1980's, but the actual name, scope of meetings in BC, and frequency has changed over time. The main function of the group is to host a meeting every two years which alternates between coastal and interior locations. The organizational committee changes each meeting and is primarily composed of those preparing the local arrangements (i.e. facilities, program, tours) for the next meeting. The group has often had joint meetings with the Northwest Seed Orchard Managers Association (NWSOMA) and attendance from other jurisdictions is encouraged. This is a highly specialized area and it is important that there is a forum for the exchange of local initiatives and discussion of common problems.

Upcoming Meetings

June 19-20, 2018, Penticton, BC

Agenda  (updated 01-Jun-2018)

Registration fee: Cdn $250 per person

Registration options:
- Canadian participants download and fill-out registration form (.xls format).
    (Canadian form can also be viewed as a .pdf file)
- USA participants register here (online registration system)
    (Option: Werner Tree Fruits field trip, Oroville, WA, June 21. Interim details below...)

Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre
BC Seed Orchard Association has blocked rooms at $150/night until April 19, 2018.
Call 1-800-663-9400 to reserve.

For more information contact:


Optional Field Tour – June 21, 2018, Oroville, WA

Please join the Northwest Seed Orchard Manager’s Association in Oroville, WA on June 21st for a post-conference field tour. We will be visiting Werner Tree Fruits to see a variety of fruit orchard operations. Full details will be provided at a later date. If you are interested in attending, please contact
Lauren Magalska ().


© BC Seed Orchard Association, 2018