November 8th, 2021: Upcoming Events and In the Strawberry Field video

Monday, November 8, 2021

This week’s episode of “In the Strawberry Field” includes:

Narrowing Rows: what are your options?

Crop update

You can follow the video link here:  In the Strawberry field Video: November 8th

Upcoming Events: 

Unwanted Pesticide Disposal: November 1-12

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

Annual Selection of Minor Use Pesticide Priorities for Berries: November 16th 

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

Berries Minor Use Priorities - November 16th

Passcode: 232180

Getting Into the Weeds Information Series: November 23rd

The first session is titled; Understanding the Infection Cycle on Your Farm: Targeting Effective Disease Management.

For more information please follow this link: CLICK HERE

Scotia Horticultural Congress 2022:  Monday, January 24 and Tuesday, January 25

The Congress will be Live and In Person!

For more information please follow this link: CLICK HERE