Light Reflecting Materials Program


About the Program

  The NVDC is offering a partial grant towards the purchase of light reflecting fabrics by apple producers.Research and practical demonstrations show that light reflecting materials improve colouring and enhance product quality when apples are harvested at the proper ripeness (e.g. not overripe due to delays in harvest to attain higher colour saturation).

Dates you need to know


  • November 30, 2019 is the deadline for submitting project applications for 2019 purchases .
  • The program will be available from 2019 to 2022 to encourage early adoption of light reflecting materials.   Applications will be received each year of the program - watch for industry newsletters (NVDC, BCFGA) to get program updates, as well as program information in advertisements placed in industry publications such as Orchard and Vine, or Country Life in BC.

Application Form

Here is the 2019 Application Form - the Deadline is November 30, 2019!

 “Funding support provided, in part, by the BC Government’s Tree Fruit Competitiveness Program; delivered by the BC Fruit Growers Association and the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC.”