2015 CARLETON COUNTY SPRING SHOW & SALE . . . PARASOL WG APPROVED FOR ORGANIC CANADIAN VEGETABLE PRODUCTION . . . NATIONAL GYPSUM OK TO EXTEND MINING IN MILFORD STATION . . . HARRISON LEWIS CENTRE SCYTHING WEEKEND . . . TWO SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR STUDIES RELATED TO AGRICULTURE . . .
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2015 CARLETON COUNTY SPRING SHOW & SALE
The Annual Carleton County Spring Show & Sale will be held at the Northern Carleton Civic Centre (the Arena), Florenceville-Bristol, N.B., April 13-15. Activities begin on Monday evening with weighing and tagging of the animals at 5 pm followed by the 4-H Judging Competition at 7:30 pm. (read more)
PARASOL WG APPROVED FOR ORGANIC CANADIAN VEGETABLE PRODUCTION
Source: Nufarm Agriculture Inc.
Canadian organic horticultural growers have a new copper hydroxide available for use in vegetable production. Parasol WG is now compliant with Canadian Organic Standards. All product manufactured after 2013 contains only substances that appear on the Organic Production Systems Permitted Substances Lists and is suitable for use in organic agriculture. Parasol WG is a wettable granular formulation of copper hydroxide used to control various fungal diseases in beans (dry and edible), potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and sugarbeets. An easy-to-use, dust-free formulation, Parasol WG controls Bacterial Spot, Cercospora Leaf Blight, Common Bacterial Blight, Early and Late Blight, and Halo Bacterial Blight. (read more)
NATIONAL GYPSUM OK TO EXTEND MINING IN MILFORD STATION
Source: The Chronicle Herald
National Gypsum (Canada) Ltd. in Milford Station, N.S. received clearance this week to extend operations. That means about 60 jobs at the mine will be secure for the foreseeable future, plant manager Jeff Newton said in an interview. The provincial Environment Department said it was approving an environmental assessment of an extension of operations at the site under the terms of the Environment Act. National Gypsum is in the clear to proceed into an additional 144 hectares at the site. (read more)
HARRISON LEWIS CENTRE SCYTHING WEEKEND
Come to the Harrison Lewis Centre the weekend of June 20-21 to learn the ins-outs-ups-downs-and around the corners of scything under the swift blades of Peter and Helene Redden. The husband and wife team are well known for their skill in using, building, and maintaining scythes and other traditional hand-held implements used to put up hay and grains.
TWO SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR STUDIES RELATED TO AGRICULTURE
Source: NFU NB
The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick is now accepting applications from high school graduates from N.B. farm families for two scholarships for studies related to agriculture. The NFU offers a $500 scholarship toward a diploma program to a grad who is a son or daughter of registered N.B. agricultural producers. In addition, a $1,000 NFU in N.B. Scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in agriculture or related studies, who is from a farm family registered through Service N.B. as a member of the NFU in N.B. (read more)
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