Agronomist Training Bursaries are Available!

As part of the On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF), agrologists residing in Newfoundland and Labrador or Nova Scotia that eligible to become a CCA can take advantage of the OFCAF Certified Crop Advisor exam bursary. Additionally, agrologists and agronomists are able to use the OFCAF Agronomist Training program to head to a conference that aligns with the current BMPs! Certified Crop Advisor Exam Bursary The Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) exam registration is now open! You can

2024-06-20T12:38:11+00:00June 20, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|

Nutrient Amendment Summer Webinar Series

In the journey for sustainable agriculture, recycling and utilizing nutrient amendments are a crucial tool for enhancing soil health, crop yield, and reducing environmental impacts. These amendments include organic composts, composted and pelleted manure, biochar, microbial inoculants and more. The Perennia OFCAF team welcomes you to join the online series all about nutrient amendments. Starting June 25th, there will be weekly six webinars on topics such as management, soil interactions, creating and conversions of materials,

2024-06-03T12:48:54+00:00June 3, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|

Increasing Legumes in Rotation (Part 4)

Oats and Peas in Pasadena, NL – Wright’s Family Farm Series.  Cover Crops on the mind? Thinking about what to plant after strawberries? Maybe wanting to treat your local pollinators? Check out this great video where Rosy and Andy from Wrights Family Farm in Pasadena, NL have a great conversation about management and benefits of cover crops such as vetch, crimson clover and tillage radish, of course oats and peas, and more! Watch

2024-05-31T15:32:51+00:00May 31, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|

OFCAF Education Credit Available for Dairy Producers

Happy Monday everyone, It's a beautiful start to our week in both NL and NS and I am sure everyone is busy as can be. If you are looking for an opportunity to get your OFCAF educational credits or need something to listen to at lunch or while in the field, tune in to our Sustainable Strategies in Dairy with KITE Consulting from the UK. It will provide some great insight and into sustainability in

2024-05-13T15:46:20+00:00May 13, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|

Application Update April 2024

The OFCAF application deadline for the Spring 2024 intake will be closing April 12th, 2024. This is a reminder to folks to fully complete and send their application by this Friday For any questions around the three beneficial management practices and applying them to your farm contact Georgia Lewis at or 902-670-9655 For questions surrounding the application itself and eligible criteria contact Helene Arenburg at or Sarah Wood at We are looking

2024-04-08T15:17:53+00:00April 8, 2024|Categories: Cover Crops, Nitrogen Management, OFCAF, Rotational Grazing, Uncategorized|

Official OFCAF Opening Post!

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the next intake of the On-Farm Climate Action Fund Program! Funding is available to eligible farmers who adopt and implement beneficial management practices for rotational grazing, nitrogen management and cover cropping. The deadline for this intake period is April 12, 2024. More information, and the application, can be found on our website!  

2024-03-11T17:12:16+00:00March 11, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|

OFCAF Extension Year is Opening for Applications March 4th!

Happy Friday! Just a quick note to let you know that the OFCAF application for the 2024-2025 extension year is opening Monday March 4th! In the meantime, please check out the pre-screening checklist and use the applicant guide to get things started. Please note that some eligible and funding requirements from the previous year may have changed.   If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me    

2024-03-01T22:11:34+00:00March 1, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|

Product Registration Changes Impacting Horticulture and Field Crops: Q&A with Perennia Specialists

Every year, crop production is impacted when pesticide products are cancelled or when labels are updated to include amendments to use patterns. In a changing regulatory climate, it can be hard to keep up.  Join us to learn updates from our team of Perennia Specialists who are here to support you in the horticulture and field crops sectors. The focal crops during the session are apples, grapes, wild blueberries, cranberries, vegetables, berries, cannabis and field

2023-02-02T12:41:47+00:00February 13, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Manure Separation

Picture 2. Close-up of the NC Engineering separator. Picture 1. The layout of the outdoor manure separating area. On a recent trip to the UK, I visited Lower Farm in Warwickshire, a dairy farm where they were separating out the solids, liquid and sand in the manure. It is common to see manure separation in Europe as a whole, primarily to just separate the liquid and solid fraction, however this was

2023-02-22T18:39:53+00:00January 20, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

The effect of residual herbicides on cover crop establishment

Last winter, in a Horticulture Nova Scotia Research and Advisory committee meeting, we were discussing the effect of residual herbicides on cover crop establishment.  Very good tables are available on the residual effects of herbicides used in field crops on cover crop establishment, but many of the horticultural herbicides are not include in these tables. In order to answer the question: “Which cover crops are best suited to be planted after commonly used horticultural residual

2023-01-17T18:49:25+00:00January 17, 2023|Categories: Cover Crops, Uncategorized|Tags: , |
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