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B. bassiana Sprayer Mister program- KCFA email of 9/29/2014

NOTE:
all communication must be directed to:
mbondera@kohalacenter.org 


Aloha Coffee Farmers,

The wrinkles in the grant program funding have finally been ironed out and we’re ready to get the Mister-Blowers out to the Huis.
 
The group of farmers who attended the July 2nd meeting helped design the program. We will have 5 Huis (Holualoa, Keauhou, Kealakehe, Honaunau, Ka’u). Each group will have 5-10 members and 2 sprayers (1 small, 1 big). Each Hui will co-own the equipment. This is not a formal business entity, but it is a legal agreement you will sign. $25 per year ($30 if you would like to use both of your Hui’s sprayers) is required to go towards the equipment repair and replacement fund. You will have an assigned 3-5 days every month to use the sprayer (s). You will go pick up the sprayer(s) from the person just previous to you on the calendar. Each Hui will have a volunteer secretary, treasurer, and repair coordinator. 
 
To be a co-owner of one of these HDOA grant funded Mister-Blowers, you MUST:
 
1. Forward this email to mbondera@kohalacenter.org and type YES
 
2. Attend Last Meeting on October 8, 3:30-5:30pm at CTAHR Kainaliu
    a) training on how to use Mister-Blowers
    b) sign the Donor Transfer from KCFA to Hui
    c) sign the Hui Agreement to co-own the Mister-Blowers
    d) understand the Rules and Checklist
    e) pay $25 or $30 Buy-In
    f) pick up Mister-Blowers
 
3. If you haven’t yet attended a Required KCFA Refresher Workshop on spraying B.bassiana, you must attend the Refresher Workshop on October 8 at CTAHR from 1:30-3pm which will then be followed by this Mister-Blower Hui presentation at 3:30.
For those, who reply YES, I’ll send the updated documents for your review.  If you cannot make this meeting, you need to send someone from your farm who can sign ownership of equipment and bring $.
If you have questions, please email me or call (808) 640-7076 or Majidah Al-Qawi at (808) 887-6411.
I know many of you are looking forward to the improved sprayer ongoing access that this KCFA/HDOA grant program is making viable.
I’m really excited to get these Mister-Blowers applying fungus on your farms as soon as possible!!
-Melanie

4 comments

  1. where / how do I access the voucher for the borer spray thru
    Farm & Garden..

  2. H< I am Fran McClure, My husband is sick and I need to find out how to spray and where to get the coupons and do you really need a sprayer? HELP!.

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