Industry News

China Export Program

The deadline for applications for the program to export cherries to the People's Republic of China has now passed, and the CFIA has sent final registration numbers to participating growers. Sticky trap placement for South Okanagan and Similkameen (RDOS) growers will be on April 25th. For growers in all other areas, including the Central and North Okanagan, and Creston, trap placement will be on May 9.

Growers will need to start monitoring traps and reporting results on the Tuesday following trap placement. For RDOS growers, the first report is due by the end of the day on Tuesday May 2nd. For everyone else, the first report is due by the end of the day on Tuesday May 9th.

Do you need the worksheets for reporting your trap monitoring, or your quarantine pest monitoring? Look for the links at the bottom of the page here: Exporting to PRC

Thank you!

Our AGM was a big success this past Tuesday. The turnout was fantastic and the presentations well received. The information will be available online shortly.

Many thanks to our sponsors: Minerva Enterprises, BMO, Grower’s Supply, EncoreFX, and Edmonton Airport. Your support is very appreciated.

Thank you to Hillcrest Market for providing delicious food for everyone. Not a scrap remained at the end of the lunch!

We look forward to seeing you all this time next year!