FARMERS BATTLE LATE BLIGHT . . . SAVE THE DATE FOR THE KENTVILLE RESEARCH STATION’S OPEN HOUSE! . . . ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THE 2014 ACORN CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW! . . . CONCERN REMAINS DESPITE N.S.’ AWARDING OF COMMUNITY FOREST PROJECT . . .
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FARMERS BATTLE LATE BLIGHT
Source: FCC New Brunswick’s potato crop is developing well with minimal insect activity, according to regular crop updates released by the province’s Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries. However, growers are battling late blight, which, according to Potatoes New Brunswick executive director Matt Hemphill, was first reported in Maine and has now spread to New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. “Producers have ample experience in dealing with disease and best management practices will prevail,” Hemphill says. (read more)
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE KENTVILLE RESEARCH STATION’S OPEN HOUSE!
Bring the whole family to Explore the Science of Agriculture during an Open House at the Kentville Research Centre. Come see what our scientists are working on and get a glimpse into the future of agriculture while touring our fields and labs. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 9am to 4pm, Atlantic Food and Horticulture Research Centre, Kentville, N.S. (read more)
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THE 2014 ACORN CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW!
Online registration for the 2014 ACORN Conference is now available. Register now to secure your pass for three days of over 50 workshops covering a great mix of farm topics, including farm wellness and management, rare breeds, season extension, grains, pulses and field crops, fruit and berries, and much more! Until Sunday September 28 all online registrants will receive a significant discount off their registration fee, so don't miss this great opportunity! (read more)
CONCERN REMAINS DESPITE N.S.’ AWARDING OF COMMUNITY FOREST PROJECT
Source: The Chronicle Herald
Nova Scotia’s community forest pilot project has been awarded, but some people remain concerned the province isn’t acting quickly enough to encourage sustainability. A three-year agreement for the pilot project was recently reached with the Medway Community Forest Co-operative involving 15,000 hectares. The group includes people connected to science, recreation, industry, and conservation. (read more)
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