June 30, 2014

ATLANTIC COASTAL ZONE INFORMATION STEERING COMMITTEE UPDATE . . . POTATO SECTOR RECEIVES RESEARCH DOLLARS . . . SOMETHING BERRY NEW IN NOVA SCOTIA . . . OPEN FARM DAY REGISTRATION DEADLINE MONDAY . . . OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST...

ATLANTIC COASTAL ZONE INFORMATION STEERING COMMITTEE UPDATE 

 Source: ACZISC 
Upcoming ACZISC meeting- 17-18 September 2014: ACZISC Meeting #73, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
 http://coinatlantic.ca/index.php/meeting-minutes-and-other-reports

POTATO SECTOR RECEIVES RESEARCH DOLLARS

Source: FCC
New Brunswick potato growers are pleased to see funds being invested in a five-year research and development project that is sure to benefit their industry. “Anytime you have your largest processor invest into the future of your industry, it’s a positive,” says Matt Hemphill, executive director of Potatoes New Brunswick. New Brunswick and McCain Foods (Canada) are both investing $5 million in the project, which will focus on process improvements – including ways to reduce waste through technological means, as well as soil remediation and agrological analytics using drone technology. (read more)

SOMETHING BERRY NEW IN NOVA SCOTIA

© (Photo: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada) The new Laurel strawberry variety.

© (Photo: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada)

The new Laurel strawberry variety.

Source: Farm Focus 
The Atlantic Food and Horticulture Research Centre in Kentville, Nova Scotia has released two new June bearing strawberry varieties. The Laurel and the AAC Lila are the ninth and 10th varieties developed by Dr. Andrew Jamieson and his team since 1983. (read more)

OPEN FARM DAY REGISTRATION DEADLINE MONDAY 
 
Source; NSFA

The Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture invites you to participate in our annual Open Farm Day. On Sunday, September 21, 2014, Nova Scotia farms will be opening up their doors to the public. This is a great opportunity for the public to visit a farm and learn about Nova Scotia agriculture. We encourage you to bring your experience, knowledge, and passion and become a vital participant to this event. Farms that plan to participate in Open Farm Day must be a registered farm and a member of the NSFA. Deadline for applications is June 30, 2014. (read more)

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

COMMENTARY: TO RECALL OR NOT TO RECALL
http://www.porknetwork.com/pork-news/latest/Commentary--To-recall-or-not-to-recall-264944961.html

SWAT DOWN LIVESTOCK FACE FLIES 
http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/swat-down-livestock-face-flies

PIEDMONT, ITALY: SMALL FARMERS, ORGANIC AGRICULTURE AND TERRA MADRE, OCT. 18 – 26, 2014
http://foodfirst.org/italy/

HENNIGAR’S FARM MARKET IN GREENWICH ORDERED TO MOVE FLOWER BEDS
http://www.novanewsnow.com/News/Local/2014-06-28/article-3779971/Hennigar%26rsquo%3Bs-Farm-Market-in-Greenwich-ordered-to-move-flower-beds/1