WOODLOT MENTORSHIP FIELD DAY . . . PESTICIDES BLAMED FOR BEEHIVE DEATHS . . . A WALK IN THE WOODS – IT’S OPEN FOREST DAY IN HRM . . . IDENTIFYING PRE-CLINICAL MAP INFECTED CATTLE . . . INTEREST BUILDS IN GIVING FARMERS CREDIT FOR GROWING GREEN . . .
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WOODLOT MENTORSHIP FIELD DAY
Join us on a walk through history, visit an Acadian Holy Well, and experience eight generations worth of family forestry management on the Bremnar family farm and 1,500 acres of woodland bordering the beautiful Avon River. Castle Frederick Farms, Falmouth, Hants Co., N.S., November 7, 10 am – 2:30 pm. (read more)
PESTICIDES BLAMED FOR BEEHIVE DEATHS
Source: The Chronicle Herald
As bee colonies die off across the Northern Hemisphere, scientists are scrambling to understand why. A new study co-authored by an Acadia University professor and a Dalhousie University graduate has shed some light on the problem. The research explored, for the first time, how queen bee health is affected by a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids. (read more)
A WALK IN THE WOODS – IT’S OPEN FOREST DAY IN HRM
You are invited to come to the woods Oct. 24 for scenic trails, information, and enjoyment. October is a beautiful time of year to go hiking in the woods. If the weather is cooperating, it is a bug free, comfortable time to enjoy the fall colors and all that Mother Nature has to offer. It is well documented that a significant portion of modern society does not get outside enough to enjoy and appreciate what is wild around us in the outdoors. In fact, “Nature Deficit Disorder” has been termed to describe a common phenomenon that reflects the many negative impacts of children not spending enough time outside in natural settings (without their electronic devices). (read more)
IDENTIFYING PRE-CLINICAL MAP INFECTED CATTLE
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) causes Johne’s disease, a chronic infectious disease of ruminants. Infection normally occurs in the neonatal period when calves ingest an infectious dose of MAP. The clinical, irreversible, and ultimately fatal disease does not occur until years later. In the meantime, animals with preclinical Johne’s disease may look healthy while still shedding MAP in their feces, transmitting the disease to new animals. (read more)
INTEREST BUILDS IN GIVING FARMERS CREDIT FOR GROWING GREEN
Like all business owners, farmers want to get paid for their work. Sometimes, that work creates problems for the environment, so regulators are advancing the idea of creating environmental markets to allow farmers to make money off of their conservation practices.
Under plans in development, farmers could generate environmental credits by farming in ways that store carbon, filter out water pollution, or preserve wildlife habitat. Those credits could be bought, sold, and traded by companies that need to balance out their own emissions or pollution. (read more)
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