CROP INSURANCE REMINDER FOR BLUEBERRY GROWERS . . . AG PROGRAM ENROLLMENT THRIVES AT UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN . . . TAKE CONTROL: HOW TO TAME YOUR ENERGY COSTS IN A WILD MARKET . . . FLYING DRONES MAY EMERGE AS INTEGRAL FARMING TOOL . . . MBTS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2015 WINTER TEST . . .
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CROP INSURANCE REMINDER FOR BLUEBERRY GROWERS
The final harvest date for lowbush blueberries in the crop insurance program is September 15, 2015. If you anticipate that your harvest will not be completed by this date, notify the Nova Scotia Crop and Livestock Insurance Commission offices within five days (September 20 at the latest) that your harvest is extending past September 15. Late reporting could affect the outcome of any potential claim.
Contact the Commission at 902-893-6370 or toll free at 1-800-565-6371
AG PROGRAM ENROLLMENT THRIVES AT UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN
The fastest growing enrollment at the University of Saskatchewan is in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Student numbers are up 11.5 per over last year – well above the 0.6 percent increase recorded for the university as a whole. It's also the latest in a string of similar increases over the past five years. There are more than 1,100 undergraduate students pursuing bachelor degrees and another 275 graduate students enrolled in Master's and PhD programs. (read more)
TAKE CONTROL: HOW TO TAME YOUR ENERGY COSTS IN A WILD MARKET
Source: Pulp & Paper Canada
The rapid increase in electricity costs in the past five years has been challenging for business. Politics, clean energy initiatives, and the economy – they all affect the energy market and they have all had their part to play in rising prices. But that doesn’t mean you are powerless. (read more)
FLYING DRONES MAY EMERGE AS INTEGRAL FARMING TOOL
Flying drones may become a useful technology for Prince Edward Island farmers who are looking for ways to use fewer chemicals on their fields. A flying drone was high above a Spring Valley potato field Friday as part of a 4-R Nutrient Stewardship demonstration. This group of farmers are interested in better managing their crops while protecting the environment at the same time. (read more)
MBTS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2015 WINTER TEST
The Maritime Beef Test Society is now accepting bull applications for the 2015-16 winter test. Applications must be returned to the Test Station office by October 23, 2015. (read more)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
ARGENTINE ANTS CARRY VIRUS DEADLY TO HONEYBEES
BUZZ CLUB FIGHTS TO SAVE THE BRITISH BEE
FARMERS USE PIGS TO KEEP CATTLE CALM
TOUGH TIMES IN THE MEAT CASE