In The Berry Fields: June 16th, 2022

Monday, June 20, 2022

   In this issue of In the Berry Field,  Sonny Murray gives a crop update on the developing berry crop. 

The video can be viewed by Clicking Here   

             ***this video was shot a week ago so crop staging will now be more advanced***

For a list of registered Strawberry Aphidicides please consult this table by clicking here.

On-Farm Climate Action Fund for Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador is Open 

A new funding program will help farmers receive up to $75,000 in funding when adopting and implementing beneficial management practices (BMPs) that store carbon and reduce greenhouse gases, specifically in the areas of: 

·        Improved nitrogen management 

·        Cover cropping, and 

·        Rotational grazing 


The On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF) is part of the Government of Canada's Agricultural Climate Solutions, a multi-stream program to help farmers tackle climate changePerennia Food and Agriculture Inc. is implementing the fund to help farmers adopt these practices in Nova Scotia and in Newfoundland and Labrador.  Training for farmers and agronomists will also be offered over the two-year program, which ends in March 2024. 


For more information on the program or to apply please visit the website  Deadline for the first intake of applications is July 31, 2022.  

Recent Chemical Registrations:
Oxidate 2.0 and Oxidate   (Reg #: 32907 and 33469) on caneberries for control of fireblight and botrytis alsoon strawberries for control of botrytis

Lime Sulfur insecticide/miticide (Reg. #: 16465) on bushberries for control of scale insects and general cleanup 

Bannermax Fungicide (Reg. #: 27003)  on bush honeysuckle and red current for control of Septoria leaf spot, Delphinella Shoot blight 

Beleaf 50SG Insecticide (Reg. #: 29796) on low growing berry (strawberry) for control of Tarnished Plant Bug, Thrips, Aphids, Lygus bugs

Exirel insecticide (Reg #:30895) on strawberry for control of Japanese Beetle and black vine beetle