CASCADES LAUNCHES RESPAK: THE ALTERNATIVE TO POLYCOATED PACKAGING . . . CRITTERS COME CALLING . . . A NEW AGRICULTURAL WEATHER SITE FOR ATLANTIC CANADA! . . . EARTHWORMS–ARCHITECTS OF FERTILE SOILS . . . WINDMILL HOLSTEINS HOLDING AN OPEN HOUSE . . .
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CASCADES LAUNCHES RESPAK: THE ALTERNATIVE TO POLYCOATED PACKAGING
Source: CNW Group
Cascades is proud to announce the launch of Respak, the ecological answer to the environmental challenge of polycoated packaging products. Designed primarily for the food and food services industries, Respak is recyclable and compostable, without compromising on the performance and durability characteristic of traditional polycoated packaging. (read more) www.cascades.com
CRITTERS COME CALLING
Source: The Chronicle Herald
Fresh stitches cut through Domenico Di Francescantonio’s face. One eye weeps a yellowed tear. But it is the man’s smile — straining a freshly sewn cheek — that captures you. He beams, aglow. Clutching a cane in one hand and the arm of an assistant in the other, he inhales deeply, sensing first the straw, mixing with the sweat greasing the pigs. Both aromas are nearly drowned out by the earthiness of the barnyard filling Northwood Centre’s auditorium. He closes his eyes for a moment and travels backward more than 50 years. He’s no longer an old man, he says, but a boy in the countryside of central Italy. (read more)
A NEW AGRICULTURAL WEATHER SITE FOR ATLANTIC CANADA!
A new weather-based website is under development for Atlantic Canada producers. It puts local, accurate and fast weather data for the agricultural sector at your fingertips! Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has supported the development of an agricultural based weather website delivered by Mesonet Solutions specifically for producers and producers groups. (read more) http://atl.agrometeo.org
EARTHWORMS–ARCHITECTS OF FERTILE SOILS
Today, much is known about the general taxonomy and biology of earthworms, whereas relatively little is known about their impact on soils, their interactions with other soil organisms, and the influence of farming practices on their populations.
WINDMILL HOLSTEINS HOLDING AN OPEN HOUSE
Windmill Holsteins, the home of Nova Scotia’s first power generating bio-gas plant, is holding an open house to take place on June 28 from 10 am–3 pm. If you would like to view this new facility, visit the open house at 1396 Hwy 224 Shubenacadie East. (read more) nsfa-fane.ca/
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