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 glewis@perennia.ca or 902-670-9655 For questions surrounding the application itself and eligible criteria contact Helene Arenburg at harenburg@perennia.ca or Sarah Wood at swood@perennia.ca 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 glewis@perennia.ca    

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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