Canadian Cherry Producers
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2019 Board of Directors
- President: Jocelyn Zurevinsky
- Secretary: Cora Greer
- Treasurer: Charlene Hill
- Communications: Cora Greer and Marilynn Lazorko
- Member Education: Mel Annand
- Social Media: Jimmée Wiens and Jocelyn Zurevinsky
Research: a process is being established for soliciting and evaluating and selecting research projects. All suggestions are welcome.
Member Education: educational webinar sessions for members and growers will be tested and offered in the near future. Suggested topics and presenters are needed.
Membership fee: will increase to $50 effective 15 April 2019. Memberships paid before that date will be accepted at $39.
Forrest Scharf’s Report on Cherry Research included:
- Results of Cory Sheffield/s
ADF study of wild bees and pollination.
- Comparing plant growth
and health to the availability of its scarcest essential nutrients (Liebig's law).
- Jim Tansey, a new Provincial Entomologist, believes there may be a class of pathogens or viruses not noticed but causing poor production.
- In 2018, blind wood was common (leaves on the end of new branches but not at the basal ends). A dry 2017 plus winter stress are likely factors affecting 2018.
Forrest's 2019 research will include:
- Repeating the Photo Selective Netting
assessment. 2018 had many interfering
- Studying the impact on production of cutting down older fruit bushes, and
- Assessing the impact of applying Apogee on plant growth and production.