In the Berry Field: May 16th, 2023

Thursday, May 18, 2023

In this week's edition of In the Berry Field; Sonny Murray gives a crop update for the major berry crops.

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Also in this week's edition (Scroll Down to See):
-Products for Aphid Control in Strawberries
-Irrigation Funding through various Programs
-Weather and GDD Summary from Kentville

Products for Aphid Control in Strawberries

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Irrigation Funding through various Programs


 Season Extension Enhancement Program  is more focused on equipment than water sources. It’s funding limit is 60% and maximum is based on gross farm revenue which is in the guidelines.  The first funding deadline is May 19th with a second intake window in October.

The  Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change Program has the best management practices (BMP’s) for water supply.  The first deadline is 15 June, 2023.  The second deadline is in September for work this fall.

·         BMP 124/125: Wells, dams, spring developments and reservoirs or tie-ins to a multi-use water supply pipeline as part of climate adaptation (pumps, power supply, monitoring devices, pump tests. Hook-up installation and consultant costs, materials and contracted labour costs for spring development – collection well, cutoff trench, or cutoff walls)

·         BMP 139: Water saving systems and management through cisterns, water use meters, and water level equipment. Including watering sanitation and cleanout systems

Resilient Agricultural Landscape Program (RALP) New ponds or the part that is expansion is 75% up to $30,000 assistance.