Canadian Cherry Producers
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From the CCPI AGM on 21 April 2018
- President: Jocelyn Zurevinsky.
- Secretary: Cora Greer.
- Treasurer: Charlene Hill.
- Member Communication: Marilyn Lazorko
- Signing officers be any two of president, treasurer, or secretary.
- Pinterest: Forrest Scharf
- Member Education
- Social Media (Facebook, Twitter Instagram)
brochure and rack card: A group order for
the brochure (about $2.30 each) and rack card (about $1.50) will be
placed. Actual cost will depend on the
number printed. View them on the website (Our Cherries) and notify Jocelyn before
the end of April.
Website: The Grower Map on the website will be updated in May. Any additions or changes must be submitted to Cora by 10 May. The Members Page will be expanded protocols for brown rot and fruit flies, research, and goals & objectives.
Funding Research: After discussion the 2019 membership fee will increase from $39 to $50 to support education. Decision on funding research was postponed until $10,000 in reserve funds are used.
Research: What research should CCPI initiate that would study our cherries and health claims we want to validate?
Pitter: Luke and his colleagues tested their prototype pitter on fresh cherries last August. It required more adjustment. It will not be ready for the 2018 season.
Field Day: Caffets, near Spiritwood,
invited cherry growers to a field day in mid-June at their 20-year-old orchard
with a wide variety of fruit. Directors
will investigate if they can hold a combined field day with SFGA and how many
growers will attend.
are Investigating Grants for:
Jimmée is investigating
funding for workshops on plant and soil health/fertility.
Forrest can access ADOPT funding for agronomic issues.
Forrest will check with the new Ministry of Ag entomologist, James Tansey a specialist in integrated pest management and beneficial organisms.
Directors are Investigating Grants for: