WORD FROM THE PRESIDENT
ACTIVITIES AND NEW PROJECTS FOR 2017
The season is in full swing for all Christmas tree growers. With hot and humid temperatures, pests and diseases are likely to be present. You will surely be pleased to learn that the important experimentation project of sprayers limiting drift is now complete. A summary of the results is presented as well as a link to the technical plans and financing possibilities at this adress : http://bit.ly/2weDwQs.
The association can also announce the beginning of two very interesting new projects for 2017. The first project involves the design of a practical guide on growing Christmas trees and the second one the development of a decision-making tool to preserve the freshness of Christmas trees. These projects will be implemented through a grant from MAPAQ under the Canada-Quebec program : Cultivons l’avenir 2.
Finally, the very popular activity of the «Journée champêtre» will not take place this year. Several efforts were devoted to finding a place to hold the event but without success. This is only partly postponed for 2018.
I invite you to contact the office for any questions or comments.
Good season to all
Jimmy Downey, président