PREVENT THE CLEARCUTTING AROUND THE INGRAM RIVER . . . ACCURATE RECORDS ESSENTIAL TO MAINTAIN HEALTHY HERDS . . . EBSAS IN THE MARITIME REGION . . . SAFE AND EFFICIENT USE OF PESTICIDES WORKSHOP . . .
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PREVENT THE CLEARCUTTING AROUND THE INGRAM RIVER
Concerned residents of St. Margaret’s Bay posted the petition “Premier McNeil: Prevent the clearcutting around the Ingram River” and encourage others to help by adding their name. “I really want this to be a convincing message to bring to Minister Churchill, so I’m grateful for all the help you can give in spreading the message.” Their goal is to reach 500 signatures and they are seeking more support. (read more)
ACCURATE RECORDS ESSENTIAL TO MAINTAIN HEALTHY HERDS
A scientist from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada urges prudence in antibiotic use with livestock, as well as maintenance of good records to continue healthy herds and minimize resistant bacteria. Farmers administering antibiotics to their animals should do so in consultation with a veterinarian or other trained professional as often as possible, says Tim McAllister, principal research scientist of ruminant nutrition and microbiology. (read more)
EBSAS IN THE MARITIME REGION
Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Maritimes Region has published the report “Ecologically and biologically significant areas in the Atlantic coastal region of Nova Scotia.” Two types of EBSAs are described, including: broadly-distributed, single-feature EBSAs, which are discrete significant features or processes that occur throughout the Atlantic coast sub-region (e.g. Piping Plover critical habitat); and site-specific, multiple-feature EBSAs, which are areas identified for their unique combination of exceptional features. (read more)
SAFE AND EFFICIENT USE OF PESTICIDES WORKSHOP
Source: NSFA Farm Safety Nova Scotia and Perennia are partnering to offer a Safe and Efficient Use of Pesticides Workshop. Presenters will be Peter Burgess and Carolyn Van Den Heuvel. This workshop will focus on understanding the risks associated with pesticide use, ensuring necessary safety precautions are taken and highlighting efficiencies for pesticide application. There will be an opportunity for troubleshooting discussions as well.
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