Farming in a Humid Year, Part of Perennia’s “Getting into the Weeds” Seminar Series

Monday, November 8, 2021

 

As we continue to offer online webinars for this year’s Getting into the Weeds learning in the agriculture sector, our crop specialists and guest speakers will offer 5 online sessions to discuss several aspects of farm management in a humid year. Please join us as we take a deep dive into agriculture production targeting moving the industry forward!

Pesticide points and CCA CEU Points will be available!

 

November 23, 12:00-1:00

Paul Hildebrand: Understanding the Infection Cycle on Your Farm: Targeting Effective Disease Management.

Session details and registration link: https://www.perennia.ca/eventer/understanding-the-infection-cycle-on-your-farm-targeting-effective-disease-management/edate/2021-11-23/

 

November 30, 12:00-1:00

Sajid Rehman: A Disease Summary of 2021 – What Did We Learn?

Session details and registration link: https://www.perennia.ca/eventer/year-in-review-a-disease-summary-of-2021-what-did-we-learn/edate/2021-11-30/

 

January 12, 12:00-1:00

Jennifer Foster and Katie Goldenhar: Fundamentals of Fungicides.

Session details and registration link: https://www.perennia.ca/eventer/fundamentals-of-fungicides/edate/2022-01-12/

 

February 3, 12:00-1:00

Peter Sikkema: Why Herbicides Fail: Targeting Effective Herbicide Application.

Session details and registration link: https://www.perennia.ca/eventer/why-herbicides-fail-targeting-effective-herbicide-application/edate/2022-02-03/

 

TBD

Dan Olmstead: How Weather Station Decision Support Tools Can Affect You and Your Farm.

Stay tuned for more updates: https://www.perennia.ca/learning/online/

 

 


Berries minor use priority setting- Please join us to assess the priority pest control needs in cranberry production

Friday, November 5, 2021

 

It’s almost time for our annual selection of minor use pesticide priorities for Nova Scotia crops, and we hope you can join us! The session for berries will take place virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, November 16th from 1 to 2 PM.

 

Our minor use representative, Michelle Cortens, and Laura Anderson the Provincial Minor Use Coordinator with NSDA will briefly outline the process and changes that are new to this year. Then as a group we will be guided through the crops to assess the priority pest control needs for insects, weeds/growth regulators, and diseases. If you have potential solutions on your radar (registered in other crops or uses) or have heard of products you might be interested in, please bring those along as well.

 

Any grower is welcome to attend, so if you know of someone who would like to attend please let me know so I can include them in the contact list. If you can’t make the meeting, please send me your critical pest issues and any potential solutions for consideration at the meeting.

 

The selected priorities will then be submitted on behalf of the province and used in ranking the national priorities.

 

*Please find attached the documents for the berry selections made over the last two years. 

I can't attach documents in here but I will send out an email to people who are under Perennia's cranberry emailing list. If you are not on our list, please contact me (Hugh Lyu, hlyu@perennia.ca and I can help you to get into our list. 


Please find the meeting info below and we will send a reminder closer to the date:

Berries Minor Use Priorities - November 16th

https://perennia.zoom.us/j/82862698489

Passcode: 232180

Cleanfarms 2021 Unwanted Pesticides & Old Livestock/Equine Medications Collection

The Cleanfarms 2021 Unwanted Pesticides & Old Livestock/Equine Medications Collection is happening now.  It runs from November 1 to 12.  You can take your pesticides to one of the following locations between 9 am and 4 pm:


Product Registration Changes Impacting Horticulture: Q&A with Perennia Specialists. March 31, 2021.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

 

Hello all,

Perennia will host an online Q&A webinar about product registration changes for horticultural crops (apples, wild blueberries, cranberries, vegetables, viticulture, berries, and cannabis). The event details and registration can be found at https://www.perennia.ca/eventer/product-registration-changes-impacting-horticulture-qa-with-perennia-specialists/. This webinar is NS Environment course number T1985 worth 1.0 point in Regulations. You must attend the entire session to receive points.



Join Perennia’s Getting into the Weeds sessions: Integrating nutrients with irrigation options, Making the switch to soilless substrate and Irrigating my soilless substrate

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

 

Hello all,

 

Part of the Getting into the Weeds: Dialing in Irrigation Webinar Series, our next three sessions’ registrations are open, please see details below:

 

·       Getting into the Weeds: Fertigation: Integrating Nutrients with Irrigation Options. March 8, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm AST. Detail information and registration can be found at https://www.perennia.ca/eventer/getting-into-the-weeds-session-five/edate/2021-03-08/

·       Getting into the Weeds: Making the Switch to Soilless Substrate. March 23, 11:00 pm to 12:30 pm AST. Detail information and registration can be found at https://www.perennia.ca/eventer/getting-into-the-weeds-session-6/

·       Getting into the Weeds: Irrigating my Soilless Substrate. April 9, 11:00 pm to 12:30 pm AST. Detail information and registration can be found at https://www.perennia.ca/eventer/getting-into-the-weeds-session-7/

Getting into the Weeds: Fertigation: Integrating Nutrients with Irrigation Options.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Part of the Getting into the Weeds: Dialing in Irrigation Webinar Series, join Perennia’s Field Crops Specialist Caitlin Congdon and Dr. Sebastian Margarit for the upcoming session Fertigation: Integrating Nutrients with Irrigation Options.

Event details: 

March 8, 2021, Monday, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, AST.

Other details and registration link can be found at https://www.perennia.ca/eventer/getting-into-the-weeds-session-five/edate/2021-03-08/

Canadian Plant Health Council Biosecurity Survey

Friday, February 5, 2021

 The Biosecurity Working Group of the Canadian Plant Health Council is asking for your help to complete this biosecurity survey, please see the details below. Thank you! 


The Council is made up of industry, academic, and provincial and federal government representatives and was formed to oversee implementation of plant health priorities identified in the Plant and Animal Health Strategy for Canada, created by both private and public sector partners.  The information collected will be used to help identify tools to promote agricultural biosecurity and to guide potential future extension programs. Participation is voluntary, confidential, and anonymous. 

 

The survey was created to broadly represent all Canadian growers and should take you less than 8 minutes to complete.

 
Survey link:
https://ca1se.voxco.com/SE/93/biosec/?&lang=en